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Columbia College names business school after record gift from Plaster Foundation



Columbia College on Wednesday unveiled a new name for its business school: the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. The name change comes after a seven-figure donation from the Plaster Foundation that school officials say is the largest gift the college has received in a history dating back to 1851.

Business is the most common area of study for Columbia College students, according to officials.

The school, which is the first in Columbia College history to be named, will be housed in a new building set to be completed in 2019.

The Plaster Foundation, named for the late Robert W. Plaster, who made his fortune in the energy sector, focuses on expanding education for low-income students.

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