Jamestown College announces $25,000 pledge from MDU Resources Foundation
Jamestown College Vice President for Institutional Advancement Polly Peterson announces the College has received a $25,000 pledge from the MDU Resources Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Montana-Dakota Utilities Group, Knife River Corporation, WBI Energy, Fidelity Exploration & Production Company and MDU Construction Services Group. The gift will fund a biology preparation room located in the biology wing of the new McKenna-Thielsch Center.
“We are extremely grateful to the MDU Resources Foundation for this generous gift,” Peterson says. “The sciences and nursing are strong majors for Jamestown College with about a third of our entering students indicating an interest in majoring in these fields. The College has been graduating scientists and health professionals since its beginning and offered the first four-year nursing program in North Dakota. This new laboratory building will allow our faculty to continue providing the excellent educational opportunities our students enjoy.”
The 20,500-square foot McKenna-Thielsch Center will serve as a laboratory building for Jamestown College’s biology, chemistry and nursing departments. Groundbreaking ceremonies are planned for May 4, and the building will open in the fall of 2013.
Established in 1883, Jamestown College is a private, liberal arts four-year college granting bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of science in nursing degrees as well as master’s degrees in education. Jamestown College offers more than 40 areas of study. For the fifth consecutive year, Jamestown College is the highest ranked Top Tier college in North Dakota as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Jamestown College has also been named a Best Midwestern College by the Princeton Review and one of America’s 100 Best College Buys by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.
Founded in 1924, MDU Resources Group, Inc., is comprised of both regulated and nonregulated businesses that, collectively, operate across much of the U.S. These companies sell a broad spectrum of high-quality products and services primarily related to supporting energy and transportation infrastructure.
PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Bill Robb, Jamestown College Director of Development
Darrell Moser, Operations Supervisor, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. Dakota Heartland-Jamestown
Bob Badal, Jamestown College President
Polly Peterson, Jamestown College Vice President for Institutional Advancement