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Oregon Tech Awarded $150,000 Grant by the Maybelle Clark MacDonald Fund

Jun 13, 2012
The Oregon Institute of Technology has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund in support of its new

The Oregon Institute of Technology has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund in support of its new Wilsonville, Ore. campus.  The gift is a significant contribution to the university’s major capital campaign consolidating its four Portland-area campuses into one expanded facility in Wilsonville.

The new Wilsonville campus, which will open this fall, will enable Oregon Tech to significantly grow the number of Portland-area students enrolled at Oregon Tech while providing students with state-of-the-art learning and laboratory spaces.  The new campus will offer associate, undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is expected to double Oregon Tech’s enrollment in Portland by 2016.

Based in Bend, the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund was created in 1970 by the late Maybelle Clark Macdonald and her husband, Fred Macdonald, with the mission: to relieve the misfortune and promote the well-being of mankind.

“Oregon Tech is grateful for the generous grant from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund and we are thrilled that they have joined us in expanding the depth, breadth, and access to some of the best engineering, technology and allied healthcare education programs in the Northwest in Portland,” commented Robin Thompson, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. “The new Wilsonville campus and the support of the Fund represents a significant investment in the level of education, the health of the economy, the quality of healthcare, the sustainability of the environment, the progress of technology and the overall quality of life here in the Pacific Northwest.”

If you have any questions about the grant or capital campaign for the Oregon Tech Wilsonville campus, please contact Robin Thompson, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, at robin.thompson@oit.edu or by phone at 541-851-5679.

 

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About Oregon Tech

Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven institutions in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communication and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a main campus in Klamath Falls. The Portland campuses are consolidating to one, new state-of-the-art campus in Wilsonville, Oregon where the university will begin offering classes in Fall 2012; other sites are located in Salem, La Grande and Seattle. Oregon Institute of Technology is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.

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