M.G. and Lilly A. Johnson Foundation donated $800,000 to UHV

UHV received a donation that would help create scholarships for health students and fund a state-of-the-art high tech classroom.

Jesse Pisors, the VP for Advancements and External Relations at UHV said, “We’re so fortunate to have received an $800,000 grant from the M.G. and Lilly A. Johnson Foundation in Victoria. It’s a two-part grant. Four-hundred and fifty thousand dollars is going towards our new S.T.E.M. building and it will fund the build-out and equipping of the visualization theater.”

The Visualization Theater will go inside the new S.T.E.M. building. It’s a high tech classroom for advanced learning, and it’s a first for Victoria.

“The Visualization Theater is a high tech classroom. It will have screens around the outside. It will allow for interactive learning, interactive and immersive presentations. We will even have some opportunities for some virtual reality functions,” said Pisors.

The UHV faculty in arts and sciences came up with the idea for more high tech technology in the S.T.E.M. building.

“You’re building a S.T.E.M. building, so it’s about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. So, when you hear that you want to be on the cutting edge of technology. As a University we’re preparing students not just for now but for the future, for ten years from now. So we need to prepare them in environments where they’re using technology that’s absolutely on the cutting edge,” said Pisors.

The UHV S.T.E.M building is scheduled to open in fall 2020.