Cheshire Oil and Time Warner Gifts Contribute to Science Center
KEENE, N.H. 7/19/04 - Gifts from Cheshire Oil of Keene and Time Warner Cable of Keene will support computer science facilities in Keene State College’s new Science Center, now under construction. Keene State leads New Hampshire in the graduation of computer science majors. The gifts of $15,000 each are part of the College’s campaign to raise $4 million for the facility.
Cheshire Oil’s gift will help fund the computer science hardware teaching lab, where students will learn hands-on computer troubleshooting. Time Warner Cable’s gift will contribute to a 32-seat computer science classroom.
KSC President Stanley J. Yarosewick thanked Cheshire Oil and Time Warner Cable, for the gifts. “These generous gifts will ensure that our computer science students and faculty have access to the best facilities possible,” said Yarosewick. “We are very grateful for the support Cheshire Oil and Time Warner Cable have given the Science Center.”
The Keene State College Science Center is a project of KEEP-NH, the Knowledge Economy Education Plan, an initiative by the University System of New Hampshire and the N.H. Legislature to upgrade science and technology facilities on USNH campuses. The state commitment is $19 million of the $23-million cost. To date, the fundraising campaign, named Windows into Science, Portals to the World, has raised about $3.35 million of its $4-million goal. For more information on the Science Center, visit www.keene.edu/science.