Cameron University President Cindy Ross announced a gift of $200,000 from The Cleo L. Craig Foundation during a special ceremony earlier today. She was joined by C.L. Craig, Jr., second-generation Cameron alumnus and chairman of The Cleo L. Craig Foundation, and his wife, Helen, a foundation trustee and former Cameron student. The funds will be applied to construction of the McMahon Centennial Complex, the state-of-the-art student activities complex that will open next month.
"We are deeply grateful to the board of The Cleo L. Craig Foundation for its support," said Ross. "This generous gift will play a key role in Cameron's ability to provide a complete collegiate experience for our students. It is particularly gratifying to learn of the significant role that Cameron played in the Craigs' lives and the recognition of that role that this momentous gift signifies."
"Education has always been a priority for the Cleo L. Craig Foundation, and we are pleased to support Cameron University with this gift," said C.L. Craig, Jr., Chairman. "My parents attended Cameron when the institution was in its infancy. They would have never imagined that the high school and college they knew would grow to become a university of such stature. The transformation of this campus is something to behold. Today's Cameron students are benefiting from everything Cameron has to offer."
The Cleo L. Craig Foundation, established in 1997, provides funding and support to education and human services.
The McMahon Centennial Complex is a multi-use, multi-purpose facility located at the heart of the Cameron University campus. It houses a variety of student activity, food service and community spaces. These include a student dining area, student activity areas, game room, meeting rooms, bookstore, a 400-seat ballroom, and a spacious balcony overlooking the lush Bentley Gardens.
March 1, 2010