University of Delaware
Office of Public Relations
The Messenger
Vol. 6, No. 1/1996
Expanded Colburn Laboratory dedicated

     On Friday, Oct. 4, nearly 300 dignitaries, trustees,
administrators, faculty and guests gathered for the official
dedication of the Allan P. Colburn Laboratory. The ceremony
included tours of state-of-the-art labs like this one. The $22
million project, funded by $7 million from private sources and
$15 million from the state, involved both the expansion and
renovation of the home of the Department of Chemical Engineering,
which was originally built in 1968.  The national campaign, led
by Morton Collins, Delaware '58, was supported by many alumni and
friends, corporations, foundations and organizations and every
faculty member in the department. A leadership gift of $500,000
made by Collins was recognized Oct. 4 with the naming of the Eva
M. Collins Memorial Wing in honor of his late wife.  The project
has increased the Department of Chemical Engineering's office,
conference and lab facilities from 60,000 to 105,000 square feet,
and new features in the building include the latest in
instrumentation, improved ventilation, enhanced electrical power,
vibration isolation, gas handling and cooling water.