FLORENCE – The Progress Energy Foundation will hold a press conference Thursday, Nov. 8, at 2:30 p.m. on the campus of Francis Marion University to announce a substantial donation to be made to further support the Progress Energy Technology Center located in Rogers Library.
The Progress Energy Technology Center was established by the Progress Energy Foundation in 2003 through an $80,000 gift to the library. This gift was part of a $160,000 contribution made by Progress Energy (formerly CP&L) to FMU’s Campaign for Excellence. This $160,000 investment also established an endowed chair in public service named for state Senator Hugh K. Leatherman Sr., two endowed academic scholarships and support for the Program for Young Scholars.
Located on the main floor of the library, the Progress Energy Technology Center provides computer access for many students. The computer lab is open 88 hours per week, the same hours the library is open.
Rogers Library is the largest library in northeastern South Carolina and is continually increasing its holdings through an array of electronic and digital resources. The library holdings include more than 380,000 volumes, 490,000 microforms and access to more than 5,000 full-text journals and 40 electronic databases to obtain information from almost anywhere.
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