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Last updated on Thursday, April 28, 2016, 12:50 pm

John Brown University students celebrated after an announcement Thursday that Windgate Foundation of Siloam Springs has put forth a $3 million challenge grant to help fund the renovation of Mayfield Hall, a residence hall on campus.

Foundation Offers $3M Challenge Grant for JBU Hall Renovation

The Windgate Foundation of Siloam Springs has put forth a $3 million lead challenge grant to John Brown University to help fund the renovation of a residential hall, the Siloam Springs-based, Christian university announced Thursday. The foundation will match donations until the challenge grant is met, helping to pay for a $6 million renovation of JBU’s women’s dormitory, Mayfield Residence Hall, according to a JBU press release. The renovation to the 247-bed facility includes updated HVAC and fire suppression system, high-efficiency LED lighting, sound-resistant construction, new bathrooms and plumbing, and new furniture. Construction on the 52-year-old building is expected to begin in spring 2017 and be completed by summer 2018, according to the release. “Mayfield has been... [ MORE ]

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