Patricia Rooney, long-time RMU faculty member, Trustee, Civic Leader, Family Owners of the Pittsburgh Steelers
Case for Support
At RMU, we provide a professional, hands-on education for our students. And it’s this type of practical approach that enables our grads to hit the ground running and find early success in their careers. In order to offer such a high-quality education, it is vital that we have the proper resources and facilities to best prepare our students for what they’ll encounter in the real world.
This is where you come in. Your support enables us to do what we do best—change lives. When you give to RMU, it shows your confidence in the good work we’re doing, and it has a direct, positive impact on our communities and the region at large. Here are just a few recent projects – both completed and in the works – that will greatly enhance the academic experience of our students:
These are just a few of the exciting things that are happening at RMU. Thank you for your continued support of our mission. We couldn’t do it without you.
- Over by Massey Hall, the state-of-the-art School of Business building serves to further enhance RMU’s internationally renowned business programs.
- Across campus, Peter Salem Hall, our newest residence hall, provides even more living-and-learning space for our students. And in the former Holiday Inn on University Boulevard, Yorktown Hall is providing the space we need to house our ever-growing resident-student population.
- The brand-new Wheatley Center opened in September 2012, providing an official home for RMU's School of Communications and Information Systems. This three-story, 50,000-sq.-ft. building features classrooms, computer labs, “smart” lecture rooms, studios, conference space, faculty offices, and photography space, as well as gathering space and food service capabilities.
- The Heinz Endowments recently awarded RMU a $900,000 grant to create and endow a research center that will study the factors that set successful African American men apart and build models to allow others to emulate this achievement. The university plans to raise an additional $900,000 to fund the RMU Research Center on Black Male Educational Student Success.
- RMU hopes to break ground soon for its new nursing simulation center, which will replace the existing regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center in John Jay Center. In addition to enhancing the university’s nursing simulation capabilities, this new facility will also serve as a valuable resource for regional health care partners.