UE Scores $1M Gift

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Two former University of Evansville students have donated $1 million to the university's College of Engineering and Computer Science. UE says the gift from Paul and Patricia Jones will be used to purchase new equipment.

Among the items that will be purchased with the funds are a 3D scanner, multiple 3D printers, thermal imaging scanner, a five-axis milling machine, and a project realization laboratory. The university says the items have been on the wish lists of its engineering programs for a long time.

"(The) equipment and facilities obtained with Paul and Pat Jones’s magnificent gift will play a key role in continuing the University’s commitment to excellence through both rigorous academics and hands-on experiences," said Philip Gerhart, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Paul and Patricia Jones have provided numerous gifts to the university in the past. President Thomas Kazee says their continued support "has been instrumental in transforming much of campus. This particular gift represents the perfect marriage of our shared vision for how state-of-the art engineering education – grounded on the solid foundation of the liberal arts and sciences - can help the region build the workforce of the future."

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