CHARLESTON -- The foundation of the State Farm insurance company donated $100,000 to Eastern Illinois University for computer lab and networking upgrades, it was announced Tuesday.
A group of State Farm associates visited the EIU campus to present the donation to university officials, according to a news release about the donation.
In the release, EIU President David Glassman said he appreciated the donation and said it will benefit students in the university's Lumpkin College of Business and Technology.
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"The technology upgrades this investment provides will further enrich the applied learning experiences EIU is known for providing," Glassman said.
Also in the release, State Farm representative Jim Slaven called the donation a "win-win" for the university and the insurance company.
The company relies on technology and wants to help students get what they need to "thrive in a high-tech workforce," Slaven said.