The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point unveiled a $10 million gift Thursday, the largest donation in the school’s history, which will help the institution elevate the profile of its business school and enroll more students.
Sentry Insurance, a 4,800-person business insurance company headquartered in Stevens Point, gave the gift to the university, which will rename its School of Business and Economics as the Sentry School of Business and Economics.
Most of the gift — one of the largest that a regional UW campus has ever received, according to UW-Stevens Point — will go toward renovating Collins Classroom Center. The 1966 building is used for general education classes and was already slated for an upgrade. It will become the business school’s standalone building and be renamed Sentry Hall.