College of Mount St. Joseph receives grant for renovation project

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By: Jessica Lewis

File Under: 50th anniversary, collegiate quad, grant, green spaceentry, ohio valley foundation, renovation

The College of Mount St. Joseph has received a $25,000 grant from the Ohio Valley Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Agent for the Collegiate Quad Renovation and Green Space/Entry currently taking place near the Delhi Road entrance, which will also add an outdoor plaza and increase campus visibility.

The grant will be used for the renovations slated to open during this fall’s 50th anniversary of the campus’s current site, and also to establish a unified campus image and identity. The renovations also complement the College’s strategic vision for academics and student life.

The project will impact the student experience by providing a new gathering space for celebrations and events, and also by renovating the Mount’s entranceway to the Administration and Library buildings and creating green space. The project includes a spacious outdoor plaza in the Quad and a welcoming entry to campus from Delhi Road, complete with landscaping, green space, lighting, parking, and walkways.

These features will transform the 50-year-old design into a 21st-century collegiate environment for today’s students and campus guests.

Both projects are scheduled to open in the fall of 2012 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Mount’s current campus at Delhi and Neeb Roads. The College was previously located from 1920 to 1962 on the grounds of the Sisters of Charity at Bender Road.

“We are most grateful to the Ohio Valley Foundation for supporting these campus improvements designed for enhancing the student experience,” said President Tony Aretz, Ph.D.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.