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Montreat College announced April 3 that it has received a $100,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation towards the renovation of Howerton Residence Hall.

Howerton Residence Hall houses 112 men, roughly 20 percent of the students on Montreat College’s traditional campus. The residence hall received a new roof in 2016. Further renovations will include repairing water damage to eight second- and third-floor rooms, remodeling of additional rooms, switching to high-efficiency water heaters and switching to electric LED lights.

“We are grateful to The Cannon Foundation for their generous grant,” said Montreat College president Paul J. Maurer. “Keeping our student residence halls up-to-date is a top priority for the college, and these kinds of grants make it possible for us to do so.”

The Cannon Foundation, Inc. is part of the philanthropic legacy of Charles A. Cannon, an industrialist and humanitarian who was president and chairman of Cannon Mills Company for more than half a century. The foundation continues Cannon’s philanthropy through funding in healthcare, higher education, human services and community, predominantly in North Carolina.

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