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La. College seeks funds for upgrades

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana College, a Baptist institution, is embarking on a $50 million capital campaign to upgrade its campus and the college hopes to get a lot of its funding from Baptist churches.

The Town Talk reports that the Louisiana Baptist Convention has approved the college's request to make direct appeals to its 1,500 churches to raise $12 million over the next five years. The money would be spent on student housing.

LC President Joe Aguillard said every housing unit on campus is to be completely renovated.

The $50 million total campaign is to be collected over 10 to 15 years. The remaining $38 million will go toward academics, athletics and infrastructure, Aguillard said.

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