Carroll gets $1 million grant from Bucyrus Foundation

By Brian Huber - Freeman Staff

Dec. 7, 2014

WAUKESHA — Carroll University has received a $1 million challenge grant from the Bucyrus Foundation of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation toward the construction of new science facilities at the college.

This is the lead gift for Carroll’s Phase II of a multiyear project to improve the university’s science facilities and provides an incentive for additional gifts for the project. The funds will be designated for the construction of the Bucyrus Center for Applied Physics and Engineering, the college said in a news release.

“Considering the demand for talented engineers continues to grow significantly both regionally and nationally, the timing is opportune for Carroll University to increase its capacity to attract and educate students who will fill this need in the workforce,” said Tim Sullivan, chairman of the Bucyrus Foundation of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

The proposed Bucyrus Center for Applied Physics and Engineering will be a 12,000-square-foot space dedicated to classrooms and laboratories that support the university’s applied physics/engineering dual degree program that has grown in recent years. The total project includes renovating the existing 16,270-square-foot Lowry Hall and adding the 12,000square-foot space.

Douglas Hastad, president of Carroll University, said the proposed Bucyrus Center is part of Carroll’s larger comprehensive campaign to raise $50 million for buildings and endowments.

Phase I of the science facilities project begins in early 2015 with the demolition of Maxon Hall, Carroll’s current science facility. Following the demolition will be the construction of a new 44,500-squarefoot science building that will house interactive teaching and research laboratories for anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, along with gathering areas. It is expected to be completed by fall 2016.