Michigan Tech’s Big Gifts

Charitable giving helps Michigan Tech get an energy center and a new women’s varsity sport off the ground.

The school’s Board of Control got together this morning.

When they did, they got a $1 million check from an alumnus.

The money will fund a professorship and renovations to the Electrical Energy Resource Center.

MTU President Dr. Glenn Mroz says the renovations haven’t started yet amid the state budget concern, but he’s expecting the project to go out for bids by the end of the fall semester.

After a closed session to discuss Dr. Mroz’s job performance, the board once again came through with a glowing recommendation.

But he says it’s a partnership with the entire MTU community.

He says he wouldn’t be able to do his job unless he had the support of students, faculty and staff as well as the board.

Michigan Tech also got a $100,000 check to help start up a women’s soccer team in the GLIAC.

It’ll start play next fall.