Grove City College Gets $5M Gift for Rockwell Renovation

GROVE CITY, Pa. – The Allegheny Foundation has committed $5 million to Grove City College’s Impact 150: The Anniversary Campaign for Grove City College for the renovation of an iconic campus building.

The grant from the Pittsburgh-based foundation will be used to transform Rockwell Hall of Science, the oldest academic building on campus, into a modern hub for science and technology.

“This project is crucial to Grove City College’s ability to meet the evolving needs of science, engineering and technology students today and far into the future,” said Jeffrey Prokovich, vice president for advancement. “This gift will have a major impact on campus, and we are grateful to the Allegheny Foundation and its support of this project, which represents a commitment to preserving our region’s history, advancing educational excellence and fostering community growth.”

The top-to-bottom makeover of the 93-year-old building will create new laboratory and classroom space, along with collaboration spaces, faculty offices and a connection to STEM Hall that will bring science, technology and engineering students together to discover and innovate. When complete, the building will be renamed the Smith Hall of Science and Technology.

The $48 million renovation is a top priority of the $185 million Impact 150 campaign, which was launched last year. To date, it has generated more than $80 million, including $42 million toward Rockwell’s renovation. 

The campaign is also focused on increasing financial aid and scholarships, building a new fieldhouse for student-athletes and renovating residence halls and the historic Crawford Hall auditorium.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.