October 10, 2008

St. Thomas University Celebrates the Successful End of Its First Capital Campaign


Contact: Marivi Prado, Director, Marketing & Communications, Chief Marketing Officer, St. Thomas University, +1-305-474-6880, cell +1-305-205-2656, [email protected]

MIAMI,Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens officially announced the successful completion of the school's first Capital Campaign. In total, the Campaign raised $45 million, exceeding its original goal by more than 10 percent.

Started in 2001, the Campaign received contributions from alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University, corporations, foundations and prominent members of the national and local business and philanthropic communities.

"A simple look at the campus today is proof of the transformative effect the Capital Campaign has already had on the University," said Beverly S. Bachrach, Vice President for University Advancement and Marketing & Communications. "From the Fernandez Family Center for Leadership and Wellness to the nationally recognized undergraduate research conducted in the Carnival Cruise Lines Science and Technology Building, the Capital Campaign's impact on St. Thomas University is evident in every corner of our campus and will have a lasting impact on our students for generations to come."

Today's announcement comes just weeks after the official dedication of the Carnival Cruise Lines Science and Technology Building, the new state-of-the-art home to the University's School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management and a centerpiece of the Capital Campaign.

Some of the other projects being funded through the Capital Campaign include:

-- TheFernandezFamilyCenterfor Leadership and Wellness - set to open in summer 2009, the Fernandez Center will be an athletic

and educational hub, serving as the home to the University's

School of Leadership Studies, the nationally renowned Sports

Administration Programs and the basketball and volleyball


-- The Chapel of Saint Anthony- St. Thomas University's official center for worship, the Chapel provides faculty, staff,

students and the faithful throughout the region a beautiful and

inspirational setting for religious devotion and reflection.

-- Science Programs- With the opening of the Carnival Cruise Lines Science and Technology Building, St. Thomas University has

dramatically increased its undergraduate research abilities and

is beginning to offer nationally unique science programs like

the STEM (Science, Technology, and Engineering & Mathematics)

FELLOWS cohorts. Set to begin in January of 2009, The Fellows

program will offer selected minority students with outstanding

academic records the chance to pursue research-based majors in

biology, chemistry, and mathematics. These baccalaureate

students will be prepared to compete for entry into the finest

graduate science, mathematics, and medical programs.

-- Endowed Scholarship- Students at St. Thomas University have numerous unique endowed scholarship opportunities.

SOURCE St. Thomas University

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