Park University Receives $250,000 Grant for New Business School Building

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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Finance LabPark University has announced that the Edward F. Swinney Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, has made a $250,000 grant to support a state-of-the-art finance laboratory in the University’s planned Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center.

The finance lab will provide Park students with a unique real-world experience, not only for those in the space itself, but also for students across the country. Students will learn via the same software and in a similar environment used by financial investment professionals. Through video-enabled connections, face-to-face and online students will have access to the best in the University’s educational experiences.

When the approximate 20,500-square-foot project is completed, the Plaster Center will be the home of the University’s School of Business and the Park Global Warrior Center, which assists service members and veterans transitioning in and out of the military. Along with classroom and office space, the Plaster Center will also include a video production studio, lounge for commuter students and a special innovation and entrepreneurship lab.

The Plaster Center is planned to be built on the University’s flagship campus in Parkville, Mo., on the east side of the University’s main entrance. Fundraising and planning for the building continues, with groundbreaking anticipated in 2018. For more information or to support the building project, contact Nathan Marticke, associate vice president for university advancement, at nathan.marticke@park.edu / (816) 584-6844.