Fundraising success

To meet the continued needs of the Saint Martin's community, countless supporters, faculty and staff, and the Office of Institutional Advancement work hard to bring these dreams to life. Through coordinated efforts and collaboration, campaigns are designed around the initiatives set forth by the Board of Trustees to provide the Saint Martin's community with the resources needed to continue to meet the needs of our students and region. 

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Bruno and Evelyn Betti Nursing Education Center

Bruno and Evelyn Betti Nursing Education Center

With the launch of the nursing program, a new nursing center was needed. The first floor of Old Main was renovated into the state-of-the-heart Bruno and Evelyn Betti Nursing Education Center with learning labs and classrooms, so students can develop and practice their nursing skill before working with patients in the clinical setting. 

125th Anniversary

125th Anniversary Celebration

In 2020, Saint Martin’s University celebrated 125 years as an institution of higher learning, committed to empowering students to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others. On Nov. 7, 2020, we honored Saint Martin’s 125th anniversary, welcomed the new abbot of Saint Martin’s Abbey, and raised $1.4 million of critical funds for student scholarships.

Ernsdorff Center

Father Bede Ernsdorff, O.S.B. Center

The Ernsdorff Center is a 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art science facility to increase the number of graduates with science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, degrees in our region. It houses 12 research labs, 10 classrooms and instructional labs, a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance lab, instrument lab and dry lab. The building was dedicated on May 9, 2019.

The Panowicz Foundry for Innovation & E.L. Wiegand Laboratories

The Panowicz Foundry for Innovation & E.L. Wiegand Laboratories

As part of the Engineering Initiative, the Panowicz Foundry is a 17,363-square-foot facility provides laboratories and design space where the University’s engineering and computer science students can apply what they have learned in the classroom to generate, test and evaluate designs, explore possibilities and gain hands-on experience as they work toward their degrees. Its name reflects the generosity of two major donors, University Board of Trustees former Vice Chair A. Richard “Rick” Panowicz and his wife Pam and the E. L. Wiegand Foundation. The building was completed in 2016.

Photo of Cebula Hall with students

Fr. Richard Cebula, O.S.B. Hall

Completed in 2012, Cebula Hall houses Saint Martin’s engineering labs and features unique collaborative work environments for students to maximize their educational experience. This building, recognized as the highest-rated LEED Platinum project in the United States at the time of construction, incorporates a number of building learning features that exhibit systems relevant to all our engineering programs. This building was the first constructed during the Engineering Initiative. 

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Office of Institutional Advancement

The mission of the Office of Institutional Advancement is to promote Saint Martin’s University’s cause among its alumni, parents and friends; raise funds in support of Saint Martin’s University’s Benedictine educational mission and its priorities; and build strong relationships between Saint Martin’s and its various constituencies.