Hampden-Sydney College, a private men's college in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, has announced a $30 million gift from former board member Stanley F. Pauley in support of a new science center.
Awarded through the Pauley Family Foundation, the largest gift in the college's 244-year history will help fund construction of a facility featuring state-of-the-art labs, equipment, and workspaces. In recognition of the gift, the $40 million facility will be named the Pauley Science Center.
A longtime supporter of educational and arts institutions, Pauley is the chair and CEO of Carpenter Co., a producer of polyurethane materials that was founded by Hampden-Sydney College alumnus E. Rhodes Carpenter ('29).
"Thanks to Mr. Pauley's remarkable generosity, the Pauley Science Center will strengthen Hampden-Sydney's ability to offer students one of the best undergraduate science programs in the country," said Hampden-Sydney College president Larry Stimpert. "The impact Mr. Pauley's gift will have on our students cannot be overstated, as every Hampden-Sydney student must develop a strong scientific foundation, regardless of his major. At the same time, the Pauley Science Center will even better prepare our science students to be highly successful — competitive for the best job opportunities and the finest medical, engineering, and other graduate programs."