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Trine gets $1.5 million pledge toward engineering-hall expansion

July 22nd, 2019

Ashley Sloboda | The Journal Gazette


Trine University has received a $1.5 million pledge from the James Foundation toward a planned $8.5 million expansion to Fawick Hall, home to several of the university's engineering departments.

The pledge from the James Foundation Inc. of Auburn will help with an expansion that will provide added space and resources for Trine's biomedical, chemical, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering programs, as well as design engineering technology.

The new addition also will house the university's new School of Computing, encompassing programs in software and computing engineering, and computer science and information technology.

Dr. Rick L. James, a 1977 Trine University graduate and chair of its Board of Trustees, and his wife, Dr. Vicki L. James, established the James Foundation to enhance the quality of life in northeast Indiana and around the country through improving existing social platforms and providing new educational and cultural opportunities.