BUTLER TWP — Grove City College donated $500,000 to Butler County Community College to help fund construction of a building that will house its nursing program.
The donation, which BC3 President Nick Neupauer announced during Wednesday's trustees meeting, will go toward the $9 million match the school needs to obtain another $9 million from the state's Department of Education to build the Victor K. Phillips Nursing and Allied Health Building.
With the donation from Grove City College, BC3 has raised $6.2 million for the match. The school hopes to break ground for the Phillips building in May 2021 and open the building in fall 2022.
“This represents the fifth-largest gift in college history,” Neupauer told trustees.
The gift will be paid over a three-year period ending in 2021 and comes after the schools signed an agreement in September to send students in Grove City College's new nursing program to BC3 to pursue 41 credits in nine technical and clinical courses during their sophomore and junior years while they continue taking classes at Grove City. Grove City is starting its program next fall.
Read more in Thursday's edition of the Butler Eagle.