By Associated Press - Monday, April 7, 2014

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Fundraising for Mississippi State University’s most recent capital campaign has reached $408.6 million at the close of March.

The $600 million fundraising effort was launched six months ago as “Infinite Impact: The Mississippi State University Campaign.”

MSU President Mark Keenum says $106.5 million has been raised for scholarships, resulting in 269 new endowed scholarships and numerous annual awards. Also, 22 new endowed faculty chairs and professorships have been created with $45.8 million, bringing the university’s endowed positions total to 72.

He says $42.9 million has been raised for facilities, with $213.4 million designated for program and annual support. He says MSU’s endowment exceeds $400 million.

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