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College of Mount Saint Vincent Awarded $100,000 from The Hearst Foundation Towards $10 Million Project to Renovate Science Facilities


Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent has been awarded a $100,000 grant from The Hearst Foundation to help renovate, modernize, and expand the College’s science facilities. This grant will also help meet a 2:1 challenge grant of $500,000 from the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.

The College is half way through a four phase, $10 million modernization of its Science Hall.  The facility opened in 1954. Since then, technology has revolutionized the study and practice of the natural sciences. The renovations that have already been completed and those planned in Phases III and IV are designed to meet contemporary industry standards. The new laboratories will create an environment that integrates the latest simulation and web-based technologies with inquiry based-methods to keep students engaged and competitive.

The Hearst Foundation’s award will support the third phase of the project.

“The College of Mount Saint Vincent is deeply grateful to The Hearst Foundation for this generous award,” says President Charles L. Flynn. “It will help ensure the high quality of our nationally recognized programs in the sciences, and it illustrates the Foundation’s remarkable commitment to creating outstanding educational opportunities at colleges and universities across the nation. The College is proud to be among the institutions that benefit from the Foundation’s support.”

This is the third award that the College has received from The Hearst Foundation; the previous two awards have endowed a scholarship at the Mount that seeks to broaden access to higher education for students from underrepresented populations.

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About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.