House Bill Includes $1 Million For Mount Union College

April 08, 2010

Recognizing the advances Mount Union College is making in natural science education, the U.S. House of Representatives has included $1 million in a bill passed on Thursday for Bracy Hall, the College's new natural sciences facility.

According to U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula, a Mount Union alumnus, the commitment was made to "reaffirm Mount Union's objective of providing a quality comprehensive liberal arts education." The commitment is part of a bill that provides funding for environmental protection and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The bill is expected to pass in the Senate.

Bracy Hall, is in the design-development phase with construction activity expected to begin in December north of the Mount Union Theatre. The facility is expected to be completed by Fall, 2003. The $20 million facility has been largely funded by a commitment from Jim and Vanita Oelschlager of Akron. Mrs. Oelschlager, a 1963 Mount Union graduate, is a member of the Mount Union College Board of Trustees.

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