Carroll gets $300K from foundation to help with library

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The Sunderland Foundation has given Carroll College $300,000 to pay for renovations of the Jack and Sallie Corette Library and Simperman Learning Commons.

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The Sunderland Foundation has given Carroll College $300,000 toward continued renovations of the Jack and Sallie Corette Library and Simperman Learning Commons, college officials said Friday.

Carroll President John Cech said these funds will help the college transform the library from a traditional structure into a living, flexible space for student work.

“By integrating new technologies, the experiential learning and creative exploration enabled by this new hub will support cross-disciplinary work and create a learning environment in which intellectual curiosity will flourish,” Cech said in a news release.

The grant will help with phase two renovations to the library’s main floor. The college began the first phase of a two-phase project with the renovation of the building’s lower level in 2018. Upon completion of the lower level in 2019, Carroll surveyed students and faculty and also reviewed usage of the building to guide the final phase of renovation,

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