Kansas City University to dedicate dental school after $10M donation


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Kansas City University will name its new college of dental medicine In Joplin, Mo., after one of its philanthropic donors Harry Cornell, according to The Joplin Globe.

Mr. Cornell donated $10 million to the new dental school. With the donation, KCU decided to name the dental cool the Harry M. Cornell Dental Education Center.

"I support the need for the future KCU College of Dental Medicine to help give Joplin and the surrounding area significant additional healthcare opportunities," Mr. Cornell said in a statement to The Joplin Globe by his family. "It is important to our region's overall healthcare that we educate dentists for underserved areas and meet the needs of the population."

This is Mr. Cornell's second donation to KCU. In 2017, he donated $10 million to the development of the university's college of osteopathic medicine.

The new dental school is slated to open next year.

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