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Lenoir-Rhyne Awarded Grant in Excess of $200,000 For Science Equipment

Fri May 24 2013

HICKORY, N.C. — The Arthur Vining Davis foundation has notified Lenoir-Rhyne University that it has been selected to receive a $248,100 grant.  The grant application was submitted one year ago and was awarded after an on-site visit by an Arthur Vining Davis representative.   The money for the grant is specified for science equipment.

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations are based in Jacksonville, Florida and are a national philanthropic organization established through the generosity of the late American Industrialist, Arthur Vining Davis.

From their founding, the Foundations have been strongly committed to the support of private higher education in America. Trustees of the Foundations have concentrated on privately governed and supported four-year, residential, liberal arts institutions, which place strong emphasis on teaching and whose students choose majors primarily in the arts and sciences rather than career or vocational studies.

Dr. Wayne B. Powell, Lenoir-Rhyne University president, noted, “Arthur Vining Davis recognizes our commitment to the sciences.  We thank them for enabling us to secure much needed scientific equipment for use in both the classroom and the laboratory.”

Trustees of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations target schools of broadly acknowledged academic excellence and that have a solid record of financial strength to receive their grants.

Dr.  Powell observed, “Arthur Vining Davis compliments us tremendously by their grant award, especially when recognizing that their grants are often awarded to much larger teaching and research universities with a distinguished  reputation for excellence in undergraduate education.  The decision of the Trustees reminds us that Lenoir-Rhyne is moving in the right direction with our academic accomplishments.”

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