RMU receives grant money to renovate John Jay center


Paul Wintruba

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Malyk Johnson, News Manager

Robert Morris University has received a $5 million dollar grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

The grant will go towards renovating the John Jay Center on campus. John Jay Center currently houses the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. The school began in 1999 originally with 22 students and now contains over 1000 students.

Speaking with Provost Jamison earlier this year, he mentioned the School of Engineering is one of the largest schools at Robert Morris University.

“It is our fastest-growing school. It’s now our second-largest undergraduate school, it’s bigger than even SCIS,” said Jamison.

RMU has also received a $2 million grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation. That money will go towards programs that aid in graduation and retention at RMU.

Money was also received from Covestro to build the new Covestro Center for Community Engagement, which will offer training programs at nonprofits in the Pittsburgh region. $150,000 was also received from the Bayer USA Foundation.