- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State University-Cascades has received a $1 million donation from the founder of a Bend-based biotechnology company, which will help build the campus’ second academic building.

The Bend Bulletin reported (https://bit.ly/2x0cVuh ) Thursday that university now has raised $8.9 million of its $10 million goal with the gift from Grace-Bio Labs President Charles McGrath.

OSU-Cascades Vice President Becky Johnson says the donation brings the campus closer to its goal of having 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2025.

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The planned building will have research labs, which Johnson said will help recruit professors and students. The building will also allow the campus to offer additional degrees, including a new arts, media and tech path.

McGrath was not available for comment Thursday.


Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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