Immaculata University received a $100,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust. The funds will assist in the procurement of science and simulation equipment for the new Parsons Science Pavilion, which is currently under construction. The grant will also expand the nursing simulation labs.
Enrollment in health care and STEM-related majors has steadily increased. In 2021, 47% of Immaculata’s undergraduate students, both full-time and part-time, were studying in one of these related fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the demand for health care professionals will grow 15 percent by 2029—adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Demand is also increasing for expertise in life, physical and social science occupations.
“With our commitment to building a new science pavilion, we are whole-heartedly grateful to the George I. Alden Trust for providing state-of-the-art equipment so our students can engage with the newest techniques and equipment in small class settings with dedicated scientists and health professionals,” states President Barbara Lettiere ’72.
The George I. Alden Trust was established on August 24, 1912, with a specific interest in financially supporting education in schools, colleges, or other educational institutions. The trust is currently focusing on grants to private colleges and universities in PA, NY, NJ and the six New England states with fulltime undergraduate enrollments of 1000—3000 students