By ARACELI GOMEZ-ALDANA
Manchester University announced the details of what will become a $9.5 million project on its main campus.
The project will include a $8.5 million building called the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center, named after the lead donor's parents.
The Chinworth Center will be the new home for The College of Business, a growing area of enrollment for the university. The ground level will house experiential learning offices and a one-stop student services area.
The center will also include a commuter lounge, coffee bar and offices for study abroad, honors, student activities and other programs.
Manchester University President Dave McFadden says they are grateful to the late Herb Chinworth who donated over $5 million.
“He attended Manchester early in his life. His father Augustus, had worked at Zimmer. Part of his compensation was stock, and over the decades that stock grew and Herb as he came to the end of his life said he wanted to do something significant with what he had inherited to honor his parents and so it’s the Augustus and Lockie Chinworth Center,” said McFadden.
The university also recently began work on their new $1 million Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center.
The university hopes to begin construction in May and the center is expected to open at the start of the 2019-20 academic year.