Vassar Faculty has introduced a $10 million reward from alumna Dede Thompson Bartlett (’65) in assist of a brand new constructing to deal with the admission and profession training workplaces.

The Dede Thompson Bartlett Heart will likely be positioned on the north finish of the City of Poughkeepsie campus, with development anticipated to start inside the subsequent eighteen months. Based on the faculty, Bartlett has lengthy been all for enhancing profession alternatives for college kids partly as a result of her personal early profession path was so troublesome.

A longtime supporter of the faculty, Bartlett was a senior government at Mobil Company and Altria Group. In 2013, the Jim and Dede Bartlett Basis established the Thompson Bartlett Fellowships for Science, Arithmetic and Laptop Science.

“For practically a decade, Dede Bartlett has been serving to Vassar college students and graduates carve their profession paths by funding paid internships and different initiatives by way of the faculty’s profession training workplace,” mentioned Vassar president Elizabeth Bradley. “Her extraordinary reward will allow the faculty to offer state-of-the-art amenities and programming that can actually improve the providers our admission and profession training workplaces can present.”

“This distinctive constructing ushers in a brand new period at Vassar,” mentioned Bartlett. “Two of crucial duties going through world-class liberal arts schools are recruiting one of the best college students, no matter their financial standing, and offering them with a lifetime of instructional and profession alternatives. The staffs of the workplaces of admission and profession training can have a welcoming, very good facility to allow them to hold out their essential missions.”

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