$34M going to new STEM building at Marion Military Institute

Marion Military Institute
This is big news for Marion Military Institute. (Marion Military Institute / Facebook)

Marion Military Institute (MMI), one of just four military junior colleges in the nation, has received $34M in funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. It’s going toward an important new development—a Math and Science Building. Here’s what you need to know.

An exciting development for Marion Military Institute

Marion Military Institute
(Marion Military Institute / Facebook)

MMI, located in Marion, Alabama, is a military junior college that draws in students from all over the United States. After all, there are only four schools like it in the nation.

This new funding will allow MMI to construct a brand-new Math and Science Building at its Perry County campus, where the institute will be able to offer more expansive STEM opportunities for students.

“Marion Military Institute is cherished part of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District, and I am overjoyed that it will be receiving this robust federal investment.

I know that students at MMI will benefit tremendously from a state-of-the-art math and science building which will help the school expand course offerings and continue to advance its leadership in STEM fields. At the end of the day, this is about ensuring that every student has the resources and opportunities to live up to their God-given potential.”

Rep. Terri A. Sewell

Marion Military Institute’s impact in Alabama + beyond

Marion Military Institute
(Marion Military Institute / Facebook)

Established in 1842, MMI has built a solid reputation for preparing students for both civilian and military careers. Among its alumni, over 200 have become generals and admirals.

MMI offers three major programs in pursuit of its “Truth, Honor, Service” motto: the Leadership Education Program (LEP), the SErvice Academy Program (SAP) and the Early Commissioning Program (ECP).

This funding, which was initially secured by former Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), will further MMI’s vision of being, “the premier leader development college of Alabama” (MMI’s Website).

“Every Alabamian deserves the opportunity to live their American Dream, regardless of their zip code.

Turning this dream into a reality starts with ensuring that each young person across our great state has access to a high-quality education. This targeted, strategic federal investment will not only provide a new facility for Marion Military Institute but will also allow the school to offer more courses to its students and better prepare them for the demands of a military or civilian career as they live out the institution’s mission of service.”

U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.)

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