Successful Finish to Capital Campaign for New Building
This September marks the end of the Landmark College capital campaign to fund the Nicole Goodner MacFarlane Science, Technology and Innovation Center. The campaign raised $7,249,060 million, almost $250,000 more than the initial fundraising goal. The building is named in honor of the Landmark College alumna who helped secure a $2M gift from the Tambour Foundation. MacFarlane will visit the building in September to speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday September 26, 2015, during Family Weekend and Alumni Homecoming.
“The MacFarlane Center would not exist today if it were not for the generosity of our many supporters,” said Dr. Peter Eden, president of Landmark College. “These donors understand the need for a Center that will allow our bright students to gain skills, experiences and confidence, and for our educator-researchers to push forward our understanding of teaching and learning best practices.”
The MacFarlane Center is equipped with classrooms, meeting space, and labs designed for the sciences. Faculty from the Mathematics and Computer Science Department and the Natural Sciences Department set up their new offices starting in mid-August. The Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) staff are also located in the new building.
Eden commented on the importance of the new space for growing programs at the College. “The building provides the necessary physical and intellectual environment for our A.S. and B.S. STEM programs, including laboratory and discovery spaces,” he said. “It also allows LCIRT to conduct ground-breaking work in the field of LD, right here on campus.”