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Shepherd University to get $1.15 million for renovations

July 17, 2010

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University will get a $1.15 million share of a $160 million bond program that West Virginia is floating for renovations and repairs at the state Capitol Complex, parks and higher-education campuses across the state.

Alan Purdue, general counsel at Shepherd, said Friday the university's share will be spent on four older buildings on campus, mostly for replacement windows to improve energy efficiency, plus electrical and heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades.

All are deferred maintenance projects the college had planned but could not implement until money was available, Purdue said.

Shepherd will put in money to bring the total projectcost to $1.3 million.

The four buildings include Snyder Hall on North King Street, which was built in 1942 and serves as a science building; Stutzman-Slonaker Hall, across the street where science and math are taught; Ikenberry Hall, the university's main administration building; and White Hall, on the corner of High and Princess streets, which already is undergoing major upgrades of its heating, air conditioning and electrical systems. That work is not included in the bond.

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Purdue said work on Ikenberry Hall might begin during the winter break because the work would interrupt classes. Construction on the other three buildings will wait until next summer when classes are out, he said.

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