St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, has received a $1 million grant to renovate its business school building.
The university says the improvements to the will provide redesigned learning spaces, an upgraded student-centric atrium and new technology for the Albert B. Alkek Building, which houses the Greehey School of Business.
The Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation is providing the grant. Albert B. Alkek attended St. Mary’s and was a member of the Board of Trustees. St. Mary’s has received nearly $8.7 million from the couple, their corporation and their foundation over the years.
The upgrades to the building will include
- An experiential learning lab with a flexible workspace and digital interactive tables to encourage student collaboration.
- A career and professional development room where students can interview for internships, jobs and graduate programs.
- A presentation practice room with recording equipment where students can hone communication and public speaking skills
- A supportive area for tutoring and mentoring.