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Posted: October 19, 2008 5:00 a.m.

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Oxford kicks off fundraising campaign

Dinner at Burge brings students, faculty and alumni together


Oxford College of Emory University kicked off their fundraiser campaign with a dinner Sept. 26, which coincided with the school’s homecoming week, at Burge Plantation.

Dean Stephen Bowen announced that the college’s new residence hall was completed on time and on budget. The building is the first in the county certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design structure.

However, according to Bowen this architectural feat is not the last for the school, which has stood in Oxford for 171 years and given birth to Emory University.

“Oxford’s not on the threshold of greatness,” Bowen said. “We crossed that threshold a long time ago.”

The Oxford campaign has three major goals for fundraising: building a state-of-the-art science and math building, erecting a modern library with the most advanced multimedia capabilities available and bolstering the named scholarship endowment funds.

The price tag of these goals comes in at $40 million. At the campaign kick-off dinner $18.2 million had already been raised, including a sizable donation from Dean Bowen himself.

“We cannot take Oxford’s future success for granted,” Bowen said.


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