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UGA Costa Rica names faculty facility after alumnus, longtime supporter

The newly constructed faculty residence facility on UGA’s campus in San Luis, Costa Rica, was dedicated July 26 by a group of local dignitaries as well as university administrators and staff.

The new facility was named in honor of Paul A. Gross, a 1961 UGA alumnus and longtime supporter of the international residential center and the UGA Costa Rica Program in general.

Gross endowed the Paul A. Gross Undergraduate Student Support Fund in the UGA Foundation with a primary objective to raise awareness of UGA Costa Rica and the opportunities it provides for students, faculty and the adjoining communities. He also established the fund with an eye toward attracting gifts from other donors to support UGA Costa Rica’s educational endeavors and associated activities.

As part of a second gift to UGA Costa Rica, Gross offered an incentive whereby he will match the first $50,000 in donations to the Friends of Costa Rica Endowment on a dollar-for-dollar basis through year’s end.

Gross and his wife, Roni, were present for the ribbon cutting and dedication along with a host of government and business leaders from Costa Rica.