Purdue University North Central has received a donation from the Unity Foundation of LaPorte County to underwrite the naming rights to an Art Niche that will be located in the formal foyer in front of the Great Hall in the PNC Student Services and Activities Complex.
The Student Services and Activities Complex is currently under construction and is expected to open in spring, 2016. The foyer will feature two Art Niches that will feature artwork that will rotate throughout the year.
The Unity Foundation mission is to strengthen La Porte County by building permanent endowments; providing leadership; offering philanthropic vehicles for everyone and being a catalyst for social and economic vitality.
“We support PNC’s role in increasing opportunities for local people through education and leadership,” said Maggi Spartz, president of Unity Foundation of La Porte County. “PNC and Unity share the vision of a stronger La Porte County and we’re delighted to fund an Art Niche that students, faculty and the community will enjoy for years to come. Together, PNC and Unity are a ‘power for good.’ ”
Marie Foster, PNC director of Advancement expressed her gratitude for the donation, “This investment in the Student Services and Activities Complex shows that together we can enrich our community through health initiatives, the arts and education. Purdue North Central’s reach goes beyond classroom walls. We strive to enhance our community which is why this partnership with Unity Foundation of La Porte County is so important. La Porte County, as a whole, will benefit by the Student Services and Activities Complex.”
More than 130 donors provided financial support to the $34 million complex. The Student Services and Activities Complex will measure 102,239 gross square feet. It is expected to the hub of student activity on campus. It will feature the H.D. Kesling Gymnasium, locker rooms, a walking track, fitness rooms, wellness center and fitness area will be open to students, faculty and staff. There will be a game room, student study lounge and ample space for student club offices and activities. The Great Hall will host campus and community events.