DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College is the recipient of a $753,112 federal grant to improve energy efficiency. The announcement was made by Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland’s office. Defiance College is one of 14 Ohio recipients for a total of $10.7 million in grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant.
The stimulus funds will allow Defiance College to replace existing windows in McReynolds and Dana Halls with more energy efficient models. In addition, current light fixtures across campus will be replaced with more energy efficient fixtures.
President Mark C. Gordon said, “We are thrilled that Defiance College has been chosen to receive these funds to improve energy efficiency on campus. We are particularly happy that we can help bring even more economic activity to Northwest Ohio.”
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
June 14, 2010