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Feb. 12, 2003
GE POWER SYSTEMS BOOSTS DRIVE TOWARD CAMPUS CENTER
OSWEGO -- GE Power Systems is one of the first businesses to plug into support for SUNY Oswego's future Campus Center.
The $75,000 donation from GE Power Systems will help lay the groundwork required to create the new student-oriented building, which will host a convocation center/ice rink, dining and retail services, student gathering areas and meeting rooms, said SUNY Oswego Vice President for Development and Public Affairs Kevin Mahaney.
A capital appropriation of $17 million through the SUNY Construction Fund will provide the majority of funds for the center, but the project requires a match of $3 million in private funds before construction begins, Mahaney said. The center represents the most significant construction project on the campus in 30 years, he added.
"We are proud to become part of a project that is so important to the future of the college and its learners," said Manager of GE Power Systems Global Development and Strategic Initiatives John Stephens. "Oswego is an important community to us, and this is an opportunity to support an excellent region and an outstanding cause."
GE Power Systems has been a sponsor of the college's Fall Classic for many years, becoming a Presidential Sponsor -- the top level of giving for the scholarship-producing event -- last year, Mahaney noted.
"GE Power Systems is one of our strongest corporate partners, having generously supported our Presidential Scholars program," SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley said. "This gift toward the new Campus Center is the latest example of their support of SUNY Oswego and public higher education in New York state. We are deeply grateful for this wonderful contribution."
Employing more than 35,000 people in 540 offices worldwide, GE Power Systems serves customers through innovative, technology-based solutions and service solutions for the energy industry from plant to consumer, according to the company's Web site.
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