$1.1 million more sought to begin renovation of Suter Science Center

A favorite baseball metaphor captures the tremendous momentum of the Suter Science Campaign as we publish the summer 2013 Crossroads: With 84% of our $7 million goal achieved, we are rounding third base and heading for home!

While we offer our deepest thanks to the 277 donors and foundations that have already supported this campaign, the message we hope to convey now – especially to EMU alumni – is this: Please join the Suter Science Campaign with your gift or commitment today! The campaign is scheduled to conclude by December 31, assuming donors enable us to reach or exceed our goal by then.

As any alum who has been to campus in the past 15 years knows, the science labs have been in dire need of an upgrade for quite some time. This campaign is crucial to undergird EMU’s continuing success in the sciences as graduates achieve high placement rates in medical school, in passing state board exams on the first try, or in securing employment following graduation. In other words, this campaign is an investment in the next generation!

Please join the Suter Science Campaign today with your gift of any amount. To augment your support even more, an anonymous donor has recently “stepped up to the plate” with a $500,000 two-for-one matching gift. For every $2 EMU raises now through December, the donor will provide $1 of matching funds. In this way we hope to quickly raise the additional $1 million necessary to bring the campaign to a winning conclusion and to launch the renovation work.

— Kirk Shisler ’81, 
vice president for advancement

For more information on the campaign to renovate the Suter Science Center – complete with drawings, floor plans and naming opportunities

– visit emu.edu/science-complex, and then help this upgrade come to fruition!

Advancement v-p Kirk Shisler (6th from right), oversees: (1) development, led by Phil Helmuth (3rd from left); (2) marketing & communications, led by Andrea Wenger (2nd from left); and (3) alumni and parent relations, led by Douglas Nyce (5th from left). Everyone in this photo has contributed to the Suter Science Campaign, for 100% participation in the advancement division.

Advancement v-p Kirk Shisler (6th from right), oversees: (1) development, led by Phil Helmuth (3rd from left); (2) marketing & communications, led by Andrea Wenger (2nd from left); and (3) alumni and parent relations, led by Douglas Nyce (5th from left). Everyone in this photo has contributed to the Suter Science Campaign, for 100% participation in the advancement division.

 

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