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Gift Will Support Curricular Initiatives

Fund will allow faculty to 'use their imaginations' to add to academic experience

12/14/2007 5:16:30 PM


LYNCHBURG — Randolph College is pleased to announce a gift by an alumna trustee and her husband that will support curricular initiatives on campus.

The initial gift of $50,000 will create The Lester G. & Susan Braselton Fant ‘84 President’s Discretionary Fund. This inaugural donation will be allocated to a Strategic Curriculum Initiatives Fund designed to support modest, but enterprising student-focused curricular initiatives that expand the institutional vision as outlined by the College’s 2006 Strategic Plan.

"This gift is very timely and uplifting as it will allow faculty to add to students’ academic experiences in ways that are not covered by our normal budgets," said John E. Klein, president. "We are grateful to the Fants for their support of our faculty and students."

The Fants plan to add an additional $50,000 to the President’s Discretionary Fund in 2008-09.

"Our faculty members are committed to excellent teaching and solid scholarship," said William Coulter, dean of the College. "We are pleased that this gift will give them the opportunity to use their imaginations in a variety of ways."

This gift marks the second trustee gift announced in two weeks. The College announced a $50,000 gift by Mary Scovanner, ‘77 that will be used this year to enrich campus community and social life through facility improvements. Scovanner also plans to make an additional $50,000 gift for the same purpose in 2008-09.

"These gifts represent efforts by committed alumnae to ensure that the College thrives," Klein said.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations