KeyBank donates $5,000 for Normal Hall renovations

17 years ago

    PRESQUE ISLE – Renovation work at the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Normal Hall is being helped along with a $5,000 donation from KeyBank.
    KeyBank Senior Vice President Steven Gagnon presented a $5,000 check to University of Maine at Presque Isle President Don Zillman on Nov. 21 in the Normal Hall Faculty Lounge. The money will go toward a renovation project underway now in the lounge.     “We are pleased to provide this support to organizations such as the University that serve the public interest and address critical needs within the community,” Gagnon said.
    The University began work this fall to complete renovations to the Faculty Conference Room and Lounge, which is used for meetings and cultural and community gatherings. The funding from Key Foundation will allow the university to make important upgrades to the facility.
    “We are in the midst of a complete renovation to the faculty lounge, from new lighting to new furnishings to new flooring,” Zillman said. “We are very excited about this donation from KeyBank. It will go a long way in helping us to complete this project and it showcases the strong support the University continuously receives from the community.”
    The KeyBank donation represents about a third of the overall cost of the project. The renovation work is expected to be finished by January.
    Key Foundation, a foundation funded by KeyCorp, focuses on economic self-sufficiency, rooted in the belief that economically self-sufficient individuals are empowered to face the challenges they encounter as they aspire to achieve their dreams.
    The University of Maine at Presque Isle provides its traditional and non-traditional students with life-changing opportunities in a caring, small-university environment. One of seven autonomous campuses within the University of Maine System, UMaine Presque Isle offers both liberal arts and professional programs and serves as a cultural and educational resource for the entire community.