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Clarkson University Kicks Off $70-million Fund-raising Campaign

Clarkson University publicly launched a $70-million fund-raising campaign Saturday night. The school's most ambitious fund-raising effort to date, the "Campaign for Clarkson" will support academic excellence, consolidation of Clarkson onto its "hill" campus, and student scholarships and financial aid. Two hundred alumni, friends, faculty and students gathered on the Potsdam, N.Y., campus for the occasion.

Campaign Chair Charles L. Trowbridge, retired Eastman Kodak vice president, joined with University Trustee Chair Donald C. Clark, retired Household International CEO, and University President Denny Brown in announcing that $20 million of the campaign goal has been raised to date.

The Campaign for Clarkson is a blueprint for 21st century education. It will fund the construction of a new academic building, a state-of-the-art facility that will house the schools of Business and Liberal Arts, and interdisciplinary centers for Communication and Media, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and Global Competitiveness.

Donations to the campaign will also serve to revolutionize the University's curriculum by building on Clarkson's strengths: project-based learning, multi-disciplinary instruction, faculty with a gift both for teaching and research, and a tradition of excellence in computing and communications. The campaign will also provide scholarships and financial aid for students.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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