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Inside Iowa State
June 6, 1997

Palmer building could get third level if challenge met

by Michelle Johnson

Two alumni are hoping to take the Palmer Human Development and Family Studies Building to new heights. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, made a surprise challenge grant of $100,000 for the addition of a third story to the building.

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the university each will commit $250,000 to the project. The ISU Foundation is being challenged to raise the remaining $460,000 for the building, which is scheduled to be complete by 1999.

In March, the State Board of Regents approved plans for a two-story 15,042-square-foot building to be constructed next to MacKay Hall. Total cost of the project is $5.9 million. The third level will add approximately 8,800 square feet and will cost about $1.1 million. The building will house the College of Family and Consumer Sciences' human development and family studies department and its various programs including the Child Development Laboratory School, the Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, and the Financial Counseling Clinic.

The proposed third level will provide space for teaching and research facilities and allow for program expansion, according to Beverly Crabtree, dean of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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