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Corrells donate funds for Ward and Regina Correll Science Complex


An artist’s rendition of the completed Ward and Regina Correll Science Complex at University of the Cumberlands whose exterior is a replica of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s mansion.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Mr. and Mrs. Ward Correll of Somerset recently donated $1 million for the Ward and Regina Correll Science Complex at University of the Cumberlands. The $20 million project houses the chemistry, physics, biology and math departments.

“The Corrells have been longtime supporters and friends of Cumberland and Christian education. Through their generosity, youngsters who would otherwise be unable to acquire the skills of a technologically advanced world, will now have that opportunity right here in Appalachia,” said University of the Cumberlands President Dr. Jim Taylor.

When completed the 78,000 square foot building will boast modern, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, furnishings and equipment.

“Since one out of four of our students is majoring or minoring in biology, chemistry, physics, math or one of the pre professional areas of pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, or engineering, this gift is all the more meaningful,” said Taylor. “With a strong academic reputation already in place in the science fields, this building will allow our faculty to produce graduates who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment and who are prepared to continue to keep abreast of scientific advances in a rapidly changing technological environment.”

Classes in the Ward and Regina Correll Science Complex will begin in January of 2009.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 118th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, graduate degrees and certifications in education as well as online programs.