The Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation has awarded a grant of $100,000 to Oklahoma Christian University to be paid over four years. The grant will be applied to the university's Science Facility Initiative to complete the third and final phase of the project – a new wing housing classroom and office space on the north side of Herold Science Hall. Phase one included the renovation of the science laboratories in the first floor of Herold Science Hall in the summer of 2006. Phase two featured the renovation of Vose Hall, completed in the fall of 2008. Altogether, this three-phase project has been in excess of $6 million.
“We sincerely appreciate the Rapp Foundation's commitment to higher education as evidenced by this generous gift,” said Dr. Mike O'Neal, president of Oklahoma Christian. “The expansion and enhancement of our science buildings will help ensure that our students have an outstanding science facility.”
The Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of students and has supported OC in the past with a $50,000 endowed music scholarship in 2005. Robert Glenn Rapp established the foundation that bears his name in 1951 to focus on education with an emphasis on building programs and supporting endowments and professorships. The foundation was granted charitable status in April 1953.