Office of Public Affairs
Jan. 31, 2001
SITHE GIFT TO HELP MAKE
RICH HALL STATE-OF-ART
OSWEGO -- Sithe has donated $32,000 toward the renovation of SUNY Oswego's Rich Hall for its School of Business. In recognition of this gift, a classroom in the renovated building will be named in honor of Sithe.
Built in 1961 as the campus library, Rich Hall will be completely renovated to house the School of Business and the Center for Business and Community Programs. Work is scheduled to begin after the end of this semester.
The $8 million renovation is funded by the SUNY Construction Fund. SUNY Oswego is seeking additional private funding for technology and fixtures that will make Rich a state-of-the-art teaching facility.
This is the first time that Oswego has aggressively sought private funds in support of a capital project on campus. The gift from Sithe is the first major gift for Rich Hall.
"Sithe has been a generous partner of Oswego State for many years, most notably as a major contributor to Presidential Scholarships through the annual Oswego State Fall Classic. We are deeply grateful for this latest demonstration of their support for our students and the School of Business," President Deborah F. Stanley said.
This past year the Fall Classic generated more than $330,000 in gross receipts.
"We are proud to have been able to be of assistance in the past and we look forward to a long continuation of this relationship," Sithe Vice Chairman Barry F. Sullivan said on the occasion of making the new gift to outfit Rich Hall.
The Sithe classroom, Room 223 on the main level, will be one of the four flexible seating classrooms that accommodates up to about 45 students, Dean of Business Lanny Karns said.
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CONTACT: Vice President for Development Kevin Mahaney, 312-5558
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