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By Kathy W. Larkin
Staff Writer

A 1950 UK College of Engineer-
ing alumnus donated $2 million
dollars to the University for a new
mechanical engineering building

Ralph G. Anderson announced
his plans at a press conference at-
tended by University officials, Col-
lege of Engineering alumni and stu-

“Students are what this is all
about.“ Anderson said of his gift to
the college. “I would like to be re-
membered for my part in this.“

When finished. the platmed ine-
chanical engineering biiilditig will
complete the new engineering com-
plex tiow utidet construction on
Central Campus.

"1 agree with (iov. (Breretoni
.Iones that Kentucky needs a world
class engineering school here iii
Kentucky." Anderson said. “And it
should be here at this school at this

Farly next year. the University
plans to open an $11.6 million civil
engineering building. which was

funded by the state in the 1990 leg-
islative session. Also under con-
struction is an $18 million Ad-
vanced Science and Technology
Commercialization Center. funded
through federal appropriations.

UK President Charles Wething—
ton said Anderson's donation is the
largest gift made by an alumnus to
UK's College of Engineering.

He said plans are to solicit $4
million from private sources for the
new building. which is estimated to
cost $18 million.

Funding the balance for the me-
chanical engineering building is one
of the University's top priorities in
the upcoming legislative session.

“This state needs a good college
of engineering," Wethington said.
“And with this gift. we can take it
to the next level."

Wethington told Anderson: "My
intention is to recommend to the
Board of Trustees upon (the build-
ing's) completion that it be named
in your honor."

After the conference. Wethington
said Anderson's gift fits perfectly
with present University plans and
“comes at. I believe. the best time
for us. This is the missing piece."