Campaign News

Salem Academy and College Dedicates New Tennis Center

Tennis Center Dedication Ribbon Cutting

On August 23, 2016, the eve of the first day of classes, the Salem Academy and College community was invited to a campus-wide picnic followed by the official dedication of the Bert Lain Tennis Center, the fulfillment of a dream.

The new facility features twelve new tennis courts with state-of-the-art surfacing, new aluminum bleachers, benches, hydration stations, vinyl-coated fencing, and a crosswalk with two entry gateways. 

Salem Academy and College to Break Ground for New Tennis Center

Sister Maus Tennis Center

Salem Academy and College will break ground for a new tennis facility on Wednesday, December 2, at 4:00 pm.

“The deteriorating condition of our tennis courts has necessitated the planning of a new facility, which will provide a much-improved space in which our student-athletes will practice and compete,” said D. E. Lorraine Sterritt, President of Salem Academy and College.

A new tennis center was announced as a priority in Salem’s Women of Purpose campaign in March 2015.

Salem College to dedicate McHugh Sisters Flats

McHugh Sisters Flats

Salem College will dedicate McHugh Sisters Flats, the first new student housing construction on campus in fifty years, on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

“Salem College has experienced a period of record student enrollments,” says D. E. Lorraine Sterritt, President of Salem Academy and College. “This necessitated the construction of a new residence, and I am pleased that we were able to build this beautiful building in a location that will connect our historic campus with downtown Winston-Salem.” 

Salem's Women of Purpose campaign receives $1.5 million from Reynolds American Foundation

Salem Academy and College has received a gift of $1.5 million from the Reynolds American Foundation to help fund the Women in Science and Mathematics initiative, one of Salem’s highest priorities in its Women of Purpose campaign. One million dollars of the gift will support the construction of a new sciences and mathematics building, and $500,000 will fund scholarships for Salem College students with demonstrated financial need.

Naming of the new Tennis Center at Salem Academy and College

Norbert F. "Bert" Lain

In a letter to the Salem Academy and College community on May 21, 2015, Board of Trustees Chair Stephen G. Jennings shared the news that the new Tennis Center will be named for Norbert F. "Bert" Lain:

Dear friends,

I am delighted to announce that an anonymous donor has provided the naming gift, in honor of a third party, for a new Tennis Center at Salem Academy and College.

McMichael Family Foundation Grant Funds Technology Enhancements

The McMichael Family Foundation has made a $200,000 gift to Salem Academy for technological infrastructure. Funds will be used to support technological infrastructure upgrades, faculty development, hybrid education content, and online advanced placement (AP) courses.

Salem Academy Announces Dorm Renovations

A $500,000 grant from the John and Anna Hanes Foundation is enabling Salem Academy to begin renovating its dormitories where more than 100 boarding students live. Salem Academy, a college preparatory boarding and day school for young women was founded in 1772.

Student Scholarships to be Funded Through Wells Fargo Campaign Gift

Women of Purpose - The Breakthrough Campaign for Salem Academy and College

A $200,000 gift from Wells Fargo will provide scholarships to twenty Salem College students during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years through the Wells Fargo Need-Based Scholarship Fund.

The Wells Fargo grant will also support one of Salem’s four priorities in its recently announced Comprehensive Campaign: providing scholarships for highly qualified students. 

New Psychology Laboratory to Open at Salem College

Women of Purpose - The Breakthrough Campaign for Salem Academy and College

Work will soon begin on a new laboratory space for the department of psychology at Salem College. A generous grant of $50,000 from the Cobb Foundation will provide primary funding for the renovation of existing space in the Rondthaler Science Building and for the purchase of lab equipment. 

Future Sciences/Mathematics Building Receives $1 Million

Lucy Rose C'76

Salem Academy and College has received a gift of $1 million from an anonymous donor who wishes to name the biology and environmental studies wing in the new sciences/mathematics building in honor of esteemed college alumna and trustee Lucy Rose, class of 1976.