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Retired history professor gives Eureka College $3 million

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GENEROUS DONATION - Retired Eureka College professer Richard Sanders donated $3 million to the Eureka College on Saturday. The largest gift in the school’s history will be used to build this 15,500 square-foot addition to Vennum-Binkley Hall.

EUREKA – Retired Eureka College History Professor Emeritus Richard Sanders, Eureka, has given the college its largest one-time gift in the school’s history, President J. David Arnold announced at commencement ceremonies Saturday. The $3 million gift will be used to build a 15,500-square-foot addition to Vennum-Binkley Hall, which houses science classrooms and labs.

The total cost of the addition, which will be named Sanders Hall, is estimated to be $5 million. The campaign to fund the whole project is ongoing. Ground-breaking for Sanders Hall will be held May 2014 with an anticipated completion date of May 2015.

See full story on May 16 Woodford County Journal newsstands.

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