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Representative from Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Speaks at Reception

Reception Celebrates New Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Inc. Classrooms and Commons

Submitted on December 2, 2019

If you make your way to the third floor of Ensor Learning Resource Center, you might notice a few major changes that occurred over the summer. Thanks to a generous grant from the Knowlton Foundation, the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Inc. Classrooms and Commons has been established there, and a reception celebrating these new classrooms took place on Monday, December 2nd.

On March 29th, 2019, The Austin E. Knowltlon Foundation awarded a grant of $250,000 to Georgetown College to fund the construction of the new classrooms and commons area, a beautiful area perfect for studying, relaxing, or for hosting functions and events.

The Knowlton Foundation was established by Austin E. Knowlton in 1981 and strives to promote and advance higher education in the United States by providing grants and contributions to qualified colleges and universities.

These new classrooms allow for better use of one of the more beautiful spaces on campus, and the third floor of the Ensor Learning Resource Center can now serve multiple functions.

Provost of the College, Dr. Rosemary Allen, said, “It’s hard to overestimate the transformational impact of this grant—it’s as though we now have a whole new classroom building! These five new classrooms have up-to-date technology, contain flexible seating for interactive learning, and are accessible for our students with mobility issues. These are learning environments that meet 21st century needs and expectations.”

The new classrooms have already been utilized this fall, and the classrooms, along with the commons area will continue to serve students and allow Georgetown College to continue to provide a championship-level education of the heart and mind.

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