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Ocean National Bank Contributes $30,000 to Keene State Science Center

KEENE, N.H. 9/10/04 - One of the most prominent areas of Keene State College’s new Science Center will be named in honor of Ocean National Bank to recognize a $30,000 gift from the company, KSC President Stanley J. Yarosewick announced today.

The donation will support the Science Center atrium, a large area that includes an information kiosk, seating, and a display space. The atrium opens onto both Appian Way, Keene State’s pedestrian boulevard, and the building’s interior courtyard. The expansive space will be used for gatherings, receptions, and visiting science exhibits.

“This generous gift - and the central position of the atrium that will bear Ocean National’s name - are very visible signs of the company’s support for science and science education,” said Yarosewick. “We are very fortunate to benefit from the philanthropy of this New Hampshire corporate citizen.”

“We’re proud to partner with the College’s forward-thinking investment in science education, not only because of the critical need for science professionals in our workforce, but because we live in a time when responsible citizenship requires an increasingly sophisticated level of science literacy,” said Ocean National President and CEO Danny H. O’Brien.

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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