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Cheshire Medical Center Contributes to Science Center

KEENE, N.H. 7/19/04 - A gift from Cheshire Health Foundation will support a seminar room for chemistry students in Keene State College’s new Science Center, now under construction. The gift of $50,000 is part of the College’s campaign to raise $4 million for the facility. The campaign recently passed the $3.35 million mark.

The seminar room, which overlooks Appian Way, will seat 20 students and will be used for meetings and small classes by the chemistry department.

“The new Science Center is a tremendous addition to the College,” says Art Nichols, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cheshire Health Foundation. “The Cheshire Health Foundation Board was especially pleased to be a part of this effort. The Monadnock area has a way of supporting its key institutions, and this is a great example.”

KSC President Stanley J. Yarosewick thanked Cheshire Medical Foundation for the gift. “This is an extraordinary gift and Keene State College is proud to receive such strong support from this important community institution,” said Yarosewick. “I extend our thanks to the trustees of the Cheshire Medical Foundation and acknowledge their vision and leadership in investing in the future of science in the Monadnock region.”

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

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