The award is a finishing grant, which means the university will need to raise $600,000 to achieve its $7.4 million goal before receiving the funds, according to a news release.
University officials plan to raise that amount through foundation grants, private gifts and a brick paver sale.
We are grateful to the Murdock Trust for their generous gift, Zella Kahn-Jetter, dean of Saint Martins Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering said in a news release. Without their support, it would be very difficult to move forward with our plans of creating a center of engineering educational excellence. The grant will enable us to provide our students with an unparalleled educational experience.
Cebula Hall is being hailed as a green building with several environmentally sustainable elements. Construction is slated to wrap up this fall.