Mechanics Cooperative Bank is proud to announce that we have committed $100,000 in support of UMass Dartmouth’s $15 million, 22,000-square-foot Charlton College of Business Learning Pavilion. Mechanics Cooperative Bank is honored to support UMass Dartmouth, the Charlton College of Business and local higher education.

The new building adjoins the existing Charlton College of Business building and provides new technology-enriched classrooms, meeting spaces, a business innovation center, and a 165-seat auditorium for undergraduate and graduate students, according to a news release.

Mechanics Cooperative Bank President & CEO Joseph T. Baptista Jr. said: “The new business school space will facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship by promoting collaboration among students, faculty, staff and the entire SouthCoast community. We could not be more proud to be a strong supporter of this great university.”

“The Charlton College of Business is distinguishing itself across the board,” UMass Chancellor Robert Johnson said in a news release. “This pursuit of excellence not only boosts the reputation of the CCB, but also elevates UMass Dartmouth and the entire UMass system. This could not happen without the local support of organizations like Mechanics.”

Total enrollment at the Charlton College of Business has grown from 1,810 to 1,935 over the last 10 years with the Charlton MBA program growing from 143 to 330, according to the release. The college recently launched new Master of Science programs in Accounting, Health Care Management and Technology Management.

Mechanics Cooperative Bank is thrilled to donate $100,000 to UMass Dartmouth and the Charlton College of Business to support the education and innovation this great local university provides its students.

Pictured above, from left: Kathryn Carter, dean of the Charlton College of Business; Dr. Robert E. Johnson, chancellor of UMass Dartmouth; and Joseph T. Baptista Jr., president and CEO of Mechanics Cooperative Bank.

Full official press release courtesy of SouthCoast Today.