Carson-Newman News Office
JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman University will soon provide a new valuable learning experience for business majors. A $100,000 gift from Nashville native Steve McLean will establish The McLean Investment Center at Carson-Newman University, scheduled for completion this fall.
Set to be located on the second floor of Carson-Newman’s Ted Russell Business Building, the Center will give students access to powerful computer-based analytical tools and enable them to perform real-time market trades and research as part of 21st Century investing and stewardship. Students will have instant links with international markets and experience a unique style of learning that prepares them for the world stage.
“A synergistic space where students will actually work on investment strategy and management will solidify our finance/economics program as an important discipline at the University,” said Carson-Newman Provost Paul Percy.
“The Center will position Carson-Newman as a top quality business program regionally and statewide. This fantastic opportunity will have a lasting impact on students’ careers.”
A retired entrepreneur and member of Nashville’s Belmont Heights Baptist Church, McLean attended Carson-Newman. Mc-Lean says his desire is to help prepare future business leaders at Carson-Newman.
“It is my sincere hope that this project will provide an outstanding educational mechanism in the School of Business for the Christian community that Carson-Newman University serves.”