ceremony for the newly named McCoy College of Science, Mathematics &
Engineering recognized and celebrated the extraordinary generosity of longtime
donors James N. and Vicki McCoy at
Wednesday, August 29, in Bolin Science Hall, Room 100. The ceremony also marked
an institutional milestone as the final of Midwestern State University’s six
colleges is officially named.
Texas Board of Regents approved the naming of the college in February and
multi-year pledge from the James N. McCoy Foundation that invests in the
renovation and first phase of expansion of Bolin Science Hall. The remodel and
expansion project for Bolin Science Hall will enhance and improve the capacity
to meet student needs in geosciences, computer science, mathematics, physics,
chemistry, biology and engineering.
Vicki’s vision has helped the university shape an impressive educational
foundation for our students in engineering, mathematics and science. They have
empowered us to equip spaces, recruit gifted faculty, and provide support for
deserving students,” said President Suzanne Shipley. “We are excited to celebrate
their generosity as we mark this transformative opportunity for MSU Texas.”
and expansion project will take a phased approach and will include the
and student services suite,
lobby and student gathering space,
suite for Geosciences, and
exterior and interior renovations and expansion priorities.
Science Hall was last renovated in 1997. The facility, named in 1977 in
recognition of the Bolin family’s support of science and mathematics programs,
now houses biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, the Kimbell
School of Geosciences, and the Robert L. Bolin Graduate School of Petroleum
The McCoy’s leadership
gift is part of the Campaign for MSU Texas, a seven-year, $50 million
comprehensive campaign for the University. The campaign funds projects that
enrich the lives of students, enhance teaching and learning, and invest in the
university campus and community of Wichita Falls.