Baltimore Developer Makes $10 Million Donation To University Of Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Baltimore developer has donated $10 million to the University of Maryland to help his alma mater build a high-tech classroom building.

University President Wallace Loh said in a release that the gift from Edward St. John will go toward the construction of a building that will serve up to 10,000 students a day. The building would be first new building on the campus in a half century dedicated solely to classroom space.

St. John graduated from the university in 1961 with an engineering degree. He went on to found St. John Properties, a commercial real estate development firm.

Maryland’s legislature must approve additional state funding before the proposed $63 million center can move forward. The building will be named the Edward St. John Teaching and Learning Center and is slated for completion in 2016.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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