Details of the Uswachoke gift and Voertman Bequest
Charn Uswachoke’s $22 million pledge will be divided among three colleges at UNT.
The College of Music will receive $10 million:
- $5 million for endowed professorships and chairs in music
- $3 million to fund touring and recording opportunities for students
- $2 million for highly sought-after, competitive scholarships in music
The College of Engineering will receive $6.5 million:
- $5 million to create the Charn Uswachoke Center for Energy Efficient Materials, a center that will help UNT and its materials science and engineering department become a leader in energy-related materials research
- $1.5 million to create an endowed professorship in materials science and engineering to attract a top researcher to head the center
The College of Business will receive $5.5 million:
- $5 million to fund the Charn Uswachoke Scholarships for Study Abroad for undergraduate and M.B.A. students
- $500,000 to establish the Charn Uswachoke Graduate Suite in the new Business Leadership Building
The Ardoin-Voertman Endowment Funds bequested by Paul Voertman will be divided among three colleges, with each getting one-third.
The College of Visual Arts and Design will designate:
- 40 percent to create an Ardoin-Voertman Artist-in-Residence position for a nationally renowned artist to teach at UNT; each appointment will be held for up to two years
- 40 percent for student scholarships
- 10 percent to support student grants for research, travel and creative projects
- 10 percent to support a visiting artist and printmaker program in the Print Research Institute of North Texas (P.R.I.N.T.), a UNT fine art press
The College of Music will set aside:
- $1.3 million for student scholarships
- $1 million for opera productions
- Up to $1 million for student travel and recording
The College of Arts and Sciences will use:
- Half of its allocated donation for student scholarships
- Half for the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Fund, which will be used to recruit and retain faculty and recognize faculty excellence in teaching, research and scholarship
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