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Costa Rica faculty residence facility to be named in honor of UGA alumnus

The newly constructed faculty residence facility on UGA’s campus in San Luis, Costa Rica is being named in honor of Paul A. Gross, a 1961 UGA alumnus.

The board of regents approved the naming in March in recognition of Gross’ support of the international residential center and the UGA Costa Rica Program in general. The University Cabinet also approved the naming. Ribbon cutting for the facility is scheduled for this summer.

Gross is a longtime supporter of UGA Costa Rica. His most recent gift of $100,000 was made to establish the Paul A. Gross Undergraduate Student Support Fund with the UGA Foundation. The fund’s primary purpose is to raise awareness of UGA Costa Rica and the opportunities it provides for students, faculty and the adjoining communities.

To increase support for the Costa Rica Program, Gross has challenged other donors by making a second gift of $50,000. This gift will be used as a dollar-for-dollar match from now through the end of 2014 to grow the Friends of Costa Rica ­Endowment.