GREENCASTLE - DePauw University has received $2 million in gifts from a group of alumni. The funding will support the construction of a new first-year residential development.

The gifts are from Jeffrey Harmening and Lisa Morse Harmening, who are both alumni of 1998, and Douglas and Ann Smith, each couple donated $1 million to The Campaign for DePauw, which the university says will fund the housing master plan for DePauw’s South Quad.  

“The foundation for my business success is everything I learned in the classroom, through campus leadership experiences, and practical business experience I gained at DePauw and the Management Fellows Program. By contributing to new student housing, Lisa and I want to support similar experiences for current and future students,” Jeff Harmening said in a news release.

This first hall will provide 152 student beds.  Construction of the first hall is slated for completeion in summer 2020.