MIND Priorities

The MIND portion of the campaign will allow the academic programs and student success initiatives of Catawba to see strategic growth. These programs aim to enable Catawba to thrive, recruit and retain exceptional students. The college plans to raise $28 million for projects in the MIND area of the campaign.

Environment and Science - $6.4 Million
  • Renovate Shuford Science building 
  • Refurbish all science laboratories, including updated equipment
  • Expand environmental programs’ and labs’ offering with a focus in sustainability and energy, policy and advocacy, and green technology
  • Expand Undergraduate programs in food and fermentation sciences, forensic sciences. Costs are primarily for scientific equipment and maintenance costs. Goals can be accomplished with existing faculty resources.
  • Establish scholarships, internships, and travel support for students to expand their educational opportunities
Health Science - $800,000
  • Refurbish anatomy and exercise science laboratories
  • Refresh Psychology area and laboratory in Hedrick Administration building
  • Establish undergraduate program in mental health counseling  
  • Creation of a Masters of Science Nutrition and new Undergraduate Minor
  • Refurbishment of Psychology wing in Hedrick Administration building
Performing Arts - $120,000
  • Renovate the Theater annex facility
Business/Performing Arts - $1.2 Million
  • Refurbishment of Audio and Multi-Camera Studio
Business - $2.2 Million
  • Expand undergraduate programs in digital media production
  • Expand undergraduate offerings in computer science and data analytics
  • Strength core leadership within the Ketner School of Business
Student Success - $3.3 Million
  • Hire Success Coaches to help students navigate college life and improve retention efforts from freshman to sophomore years
  • Establish retention software to connect all campus departments in monitoring at risk students
  • Establish an endowment for the Honors Program 
  • Expand tutoring offerings of the Writing and Math Centers in the Corriher-Linn-Black Library
Catawba Impact Areas: Internships, Research and Creativity, Travel and Services Learning - $930,000
  • Establish Impact student sponsorship grants
  • Create Career Service Impact grants for students to purchase business and interview attire
  • Create the Innovate. Create. Engage space in Corriher-Linn-Black Library – an experimental classroom for engaged learning
  • Create a MakerSpace in the Corriher-Linn-Black Library to provide tools for 3D printing, video editing, digital production software and more 
Scholarship Support - $1 Million

• Add endowed scholarship to support students’ growing financial needs
• Establish additional gifts made to current endowments to increase overall scholarship support

Academic Buildings and Deferred Maintenance - $3.5 Million - FUNDED

Strengthen Liberal Education - $340,000
  • Emphasize Liberal Education by filling two identified gaps in faculty coverage: philosophy/ethics and history

MIND Campaign Progress

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2300 W Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144-2488




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