9-15-14 Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) Receives Major Gift to Support the Biology Department
|SWAU Dr. Peter McHenry biology professor and biology students Beatriz Mercado and Jason Balinao
Southwestern’s new president, Dr. Ken Shaw, announced this week that SWAU is the recipient of a $500,000 gift. The gift comes from an anonymous donor of the University and will provide the Biology Department with an additional full-time faculty member for the next four years. The remaining part of the gift will support equipment needs in the areas of mathematics and science.
“I am so appreciative of this gift. It will enhance our academics in a substantial way. It was a joy to share this exciting news with our faculty and staff earlier this week,” says Shaw. “The biology faculty are thrilled about this new opportunity for their department and for their students. We are so thankful for friends and alumni that support our great university!”
Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) has offered Christian education since 1893. A liberal-arts university, the beautiful campus is located in Keene, Texas, about 20 minutes south of Fort Worth. Southwestern offers personable professors, 67 academic programs including business, nursing, and education, three masters programs, and many ways for students to get involved both on campus and abroad. With a student body that includes 20% international students and an average student/teacher ratio of 12:1, Southwestern offers a uniquely diverse and personal college experience.
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