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New Business School Building Receives $25M Bond Funding

Pulichino Tong Building Construction Begins Next Year

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A new state-of-the-art home for the Manning School of Business will become a reality with $25 million in bond funding, recently announced by Gov. Deval Patrick. The bond is part of a $607 million investment by the state to advance high-quality instructional and research facility projects throughout the UMass system so that the Commonwealth can compete in a 21st century knowledge-based economy. 

The Pulichino Tong Business Building, named for UMass Lowell alumnus John Pulichino ’67 and his wife, Joy Tong, will house the Robert J. Manning School of Business. Pulichino and Tong established a $4 million Pulichino/Tong Family Foundation scholarship fund for Manning School of Business students.

The Manning School of Business is named for alumnus Robert J. Manning ’84, the chairman and CEO of MFS Investment Management. A $6 million donation from Manning will go toward the construction, which will begin next year on North Campus.

“This is going to give potential students one more reason to choose UMass Lowell,” said state Rep. Tom Golden (D-Lowell), a graduate of the University’s business school and MBA program. “The governor is investing in the future not just of UMass, but the entire Commonwealth."