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Sentry Insurance $10 million gift will propel UW-Stevens Point business school

A $10 million gift from the Sentry Insurance Foundation will significantly expand opportunities for University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point business students, with an impact that will affect the entire region.

“At Sentry, we firmly believe the presence of a strong university is critical, not only for our company but for the community.”
Pete McPartlandSentry Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
US Dollars10 Million
Largest one-time gift in Sentry Insurance Foundation’s history, and the largest the university has ever received
The gift will help renovate the Collins Classroom Center beginning in 2026 to create Sentry Hall, a state-of-the-art facility to house the Sentry School of Business and Economics
Nearly 900 students major in one of seven business program options
US Dollars4 Million
In 2016, Sentry provided a gift of $4 million to create a major in data analytics and endow 2 new faculty positions

Partners in Point

Sentry, longtime corporate leader in Stevens Point, recognizes a strong university is paramount to developing a skilled workforce and talent pipeline for the future. This new initiative builds on the company’s successful partnership in developing UW-Stevens Point’s data analytics program. Sentry also created the Sentry IT Co-op downtown, employing UW-Stevens Point students.

Sentry Hall Rendering

Sentry Hall

Coming 2026

The gift will help renovate an existing building, Collins Classroom Center, to create a state-of-the-art facility to house the Sentry School of Business and Economics. When renovations are complete, it will be renamed Sentry Hall as a visible signal of the partnership between Sentry and UW-Stevens Point and the commitment to address the talent development needs of the region.

“This is an investment in the future of the university, our students and our community. It is an affirmation of the confidence Sentry has in UW-Stevens Point.”
Thomas GibsonUW-Stevens Point Chancellor

AACSB Accreditation

UW-Stevens Point Sentry School of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Graduates will complete degrees from a program ranked among the top 20 percent in the nation and top 5 percent in the world.

“Our partnership with Sentry provides students with a cutting-edge business education that goes beyond classroom.”
Thomas GibsonUW-Stevens Point Chancellor