JBU Receives $25,000 Science Grant

Siloam Springs, Ark (April 22, 2003) — John Brown University has received a grant from the H.A and Mary K Chapman Trust in Tulsa in the amount of $25,000.

The grant will be used to purchase an atomic absorption spectrometer for the division of natural science at JBU. The new equipment will be a welcome addition to the new $8.5 William H. Bell Science Hall, which opened for classes in January 2003.

“This generous grant from the Chapman Trust will provide much needed equipment for our science students,” said Dr. David Shoop, chair of the division of natural science. “In a scientific climate with ever-changing equipment needs, this grant enables the university to continue to provide the best learning experience for our students.”

The trustees of the H.A. and Mary K Chapman trust are primarily committed to the funding of education and medical research. John Brown University applied for the grant in February and it was awarded in March.

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,700 students from 42 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.