Molloy College receives $1 million Higher Education Capital Match Program (HECap) grant for new 96-student residence hall

October 01, 2019 - Long Island

Rockville Centre, NY Molloy College was awarded a $1 million Higher Education Capital Match Program (HECap) grant from New York State. The grant will be used for Molloy’s new residence hall, the college’s third, which is nearing completion for the beginning of the fall semester. The project team members include: Modular fabrication, NRB (USA), Inc.; engineer, Cameron Engineering; contractor, Axis Construction; and architect, Spillman Farmer Architects.

“Molloy is grateful to New York state senator Todd Kaminsky (9th district) for his leadership and advocacy regarding higher education,” said Dr. Drew Bogner, the college’s president.  “He continues to be a strong supporter of Molloy and everything we do to enhance the student experience.”

“This grant will play an important role as Molloy continues its upward trajectory,” said Edward Thompson, vice president for advancement.  “Residential life on our campus has strengthened the college and, with senator Kaminsky’s help, we are excited to offer our students an enriched campus experience.” 

“Molloy College has led the way as a premiere higher education institution on Long Island, preparing its graduates to tackle the world of tomorrow,” said Kaminsky. “This new residence hall will go a long way in bolstering student life on campus and I was pleased to help secure $1 million in state funds for the project. Thank you governor Andrew Cuomo for making these funds available to Molloy and recognizing its important place in Long Island’s economy.”

The residence hall will be Molloy’s third and will house 96 students. The new facility will have a combination of single, double and triple rooms and will include a student lounge, a variety of study areas, a laundry room and two sound-proof practice rooms for musicians. On Sept. 27th the college will hold a dedication ceremony as the residence hall will be named in honor of president Bogner and his wife, Karen.

The HECap program is a competitive grant program that provides critical matching funds to campuses, enabling them to build, renovate and renew facilities.  For every $1 of state funds awarded, colleges and universities match with at least $3 of their own funds.

Molloy College, an independent Catholic college, was founded in 1955 by the Sisters of Saint Dominic in Amityville, NY. The College serves a student population of approximately 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students.  Molloy students can earn degrees in a variety of outstanding academic programs, including nursing, business, education, social work, music therapy, computer studies and many more.



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