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Shaw Receives $100,000 Grant From Cannon Foundation

April 19, 2013 - Shaw University received a $100,000 grant from the Cannon Foundation the University announced. The funds will be used to make repairs and renovations to the Fleming Kee and Dimple Newsome campus residence halls.

"This grant provides a tremendous opportunity to enhance our campus environment and enrich the quality of living for our on-campus students," said Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith, Shaw University Vice President for Student Affairs and Administration and principal investigator for the grant. "It will enable us to improve our infrastructure and reduce the number of building repairs needed on an annual basis. We are thankful to the Cannon Foundation for their assistance"

Fleming Kee is a nine-story residence hall that houses a maximum of 375 male students. Dimple Newsome, also nine stories, houses a maximum of 415 female students. Both residence halls house predominately first and second year students.

The Cannon Foundation was established in 1943 by the late Charles A. Cannon, President and Chairman of Cannon Mills Company for more than 50 years. Historically, the Foundation has awarded principal grants in the healthcare and education fields, especially to independent liberal arts colleges in the Piedmont and Western regions of North Carolina. The Foundation makes grants for capital purposes, including new construction, renovation and expansion projects and programs.