During the commencement ceremony of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tex., President Robert Ivany recognized benefactors Odis and Carol Peavy for donating the University’s largest gift to date by renaming the nursing school after them, according to the University‘s website.
St. Thomas reports:
“Odis and Carol’s contribution reaches far beyond the University of St. Thomas,” Ivany said. “Our faith-based, holistic nurses will heal thousands of patients and touch countless lives. We are immensely grateful to Odis and Carol for their continued leadership and hope their generosity inspires others.”
… The Peavy gift supports UST’s effort to rapidly complete funding for the Center for Science and Health Professions (CSHP), the permanent home for the School of Nursing. The gift brings total CSHP commitments to $21.5 million – nearly half the total needed to break ground on the main building in early 2015.
The completion of the Center for Science and Health Professions is part of the University’s “Faith in Our Future” campaign, which has the goal of helping to make St. Thomas “one of America’s great Catholic universities.”
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