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Challenge for Centennial Hall issued

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

In an effort to leverage state funds and to augment the generosity of those who have already made donations, an anonymous donor has made a challenge: if another $370,000 is raised for the renovation of Centennial Hall, the donor will contribute $250,000.  The deadline to meet the challenge is March 31.

The St. Cloud State Foundation has raised $1.58 million of the $2.2 million needed to bring the project to completion.  The balance of the $15.2 million renovation, which is to be completed this spring, is from the state of Minnesota.

Among the more than 1,600 friends of the University who have contributed are the following, who gave $25,00 or more:  Carlson Advisors LLC, Deeann J. Griebel ’76, the Joseph E. Gulde Estate, the Herberger Foundation, Kern DeWenter Viere Ltd., LarsonAllen, which has pledged $100,000, Doug ’77 and Martha Miller, Dennis M. ’61 and Karol Ringsmuth, Donald E. Setter Jr. ‘78, George B. and Shirley Torrey and Gene and Sheelah Windfeldt. 

Already in their new quarters in Centennial Hall, which was once the library building, are the G.R. Herberger College of Business, the Advising Center, Career Services and the Husky Bookstore.  Additional student service offices to be housed in the five-floor building when the renovation is complete will include Student Disability Services, the Multicultural Academic Center and the Honors Program as well as 40 classrooms and labs.

To accept the challenge, contact Terri Mische, G.R. Herberger College of Business, (320) 308-6676, or visit

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