Campaign News

Salem Academy and College Launches Women of Purpose Campaign

Dr. Sterritt at the Podium

Salem Academy and College, the oldest continuously operating women’s educational institution in the nation, has launched the Women of Purpose campaign to support Salem students in their journey to become confident, capable, and principled women of purpose.

The $60 million campaign focuses on four major priorities: capital and technological infrastructure, support for faculty and for academic programs, scholarships for highly qualified students, and annual financial growth. 

Naming of Biology and Environmental Studies Wing in new sciences/mathematics building

Lucy Rose C'76 (left) and D. E. Lorraine Sterritt, President of Salem Academy and College

In a letter to the Salem Academy and College community on March 17, 2015, President D. E. Lorraine Sterritt shared the exciting news of a major comprehensive campaign gift:

Dear Friends,

It is my very great pleasure to announce that we have just in the last few days received a gift of one million dollars from an anonymous donor who wishes to name the Biology and Environmental Studies Wing in the new science/mathematics building in honor of our esteemed alumna and trustee, Lucy Rose C‘76.

Salem Academy and College announces campaign initiatives

Salem Academy and College, the oldest continuously operating women’s educational institution in the country, will officially launch a $60 million campaign at an event in February 2015.

The campaign will focus on:

Salem College announces residential expansion

Sister Maus, The Builder by John Hutton, associate professor of art at Salem College.

Salem College will break ground on December 5 for a new residence hall that will be located north of the main campus, at the corner of Church and Cemetery Streets.

Salem’s Board of Trustees recently voted to add new and/or renovated residences at the Academy and College, among several critically important projects, in its Master Campus Plan. New housing for the college is the first project in Salem’s plans for residential expansion. Construction is slated for completion in the late summer of 2015.