Donation to chemistry department will improve lab technology at Hendersonville campus

Aegis Science Corp. recently gave a monetary donation to the Department of Chemistry at Union’s Hendersonville campus.

Aegis is a provider of forensic toxicology testing services in a multi-faceted workplace, which is nationwide.

The donation was given for purchasing equipment and other items to aid in furthering science education in this area.

The commitment to join the partnership between Union and Aegis was made by the founder and CEO of the Aegis company, Dr. David Black, in a private meeting on the Hendersonville campus several months ago.

In honor of his decision, a public announcement and dedication ceremony took place  Sept. 13.

“Union University is most pleased to have this valued relationship with Aegis and its founder Dr. David Black,” said Charles Lea, executive director of the Hendersonville campus. “We were honored to have Dr. Black, his wife, who is Congresswoman Dianne Black, and Aegis officials with us on the Hendersonville campus for the dedication and announcement ceremony.”

“We received our first gift on August 30,” said Larry Vaughan, assistant vice president for advancement. “The donated funds will be used to improve Union University’s Hendersonville campus science laboratory technology.”

Vaughan said he hopes Union and Aegis will continue the partnership long after the three-year agreement is up.