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Generous gifts advance Keplinger Hall renovation

The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences is appreciative of the many corporations, organizations and individual donors who have contributed to the Keplinger Hall multiphase renovation project. The college has received $17.3 million in pledges and direct funding, and an additional $12.5 million is needed to complete the project.

To date, renovated features of the facility include a new HVAC system along with remodeled classrooms, advising offices, laboratories and academic wings. Departments with improved lighting, reconfigured faculty offices, expanded hallways, larger classrooms and updated laboratories include chemical engineering, mathematics, chemistry and physics. Remaining projects are the geosciences wing, the main level classroom wing, the three-story atrium, and other main floor labs and flooring.

Among gifts collected, companies such as Chevron and Phillips 66 have supported the remodel. Since 2014, Chevron has invested $1 million in the Keplinger Hall project through the establishment of the Chevron Learning Center. Also, a significant donation was awarded to TU in 2015 for creation of the Chevron Multicultural Center in Hardesty Hall. Chevron and TU are longtime members of the University Partnership Program sponsoring scholarships, student organizations and department grants in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences.

Other corporate gifts in support of Keplinger Hall include $50,000 from Phillips 66. In spring 2017, Phillips 66 presented another $250,000 for scholarships, programs, academic initiatives and student organizations to the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and Collins College of Business.

To learn more about the Keplinger Hall project, view this special message presented by TU students. To support the renovation, please contact College of Engineering and Natural Sciences development director Natalie Adams at 918-631-3287.