November 18th, 2015
Severn School announced today a $100,000 gift for its new Innovation Center. The donation comes from the locally based ambulatory healthcare software leader RxNT and owners Mr. and Mrs. Randy and Claudia Boldyga.
To honor the donation, the school renamed the 'create' space in its new Teel Academic Innovation Center the RxNT Tech Center.
"There is nothing more important to improve humankind than education," said Severn School Headmaster Douglas Lagarde. "For more than 100 years, Severn School has been educating our future leaders. Today's gift will help continue that legacy by encouraging exploration and innovation in the spirit of entrepreneurship. We are grateful to RxNT and the Boldygas."
The school, the largest and oldest independent school in Anne Arundel County, is working to conclude its Severn On Course capital campaign. The campaign, now in its final stage, was initiated to fund the construction of Teel Academic Center ($17.5 million), enhance academic programming ($1.5 million), and bolster the school's faculty and student endowment fund ($2 million). The three-year campaign is now within $700,000 of its $21 million goal.
"When RxNT was presented with the opportunity to help facilitate an environment that empowers students to embrace and overcome challenges through technology and innovation, Claudia and I immediately knew this was something RxNT would support," reflected Randy Boldyga, RxNT President and CEO. "It is my hope that by providing students with the tools they need to take on the challenges of a classroom, we are preparing the students to enter the workforce with the confidence and skill set necessary for success. RxNT will continue to promote opportunity for growth amongst Severn School graduates by providing competitive internships and encouraging critical, hands on learning."
The RxNT Tech Center, located on the lower level of Severn's new Teel Academic Center, allows students and staff to collaborate, create and connect in new ways of design, thinking, and building. A large, inviting, and visually interesting space, the RxNT Tech Center features large work tables, 3D printers, laser cutters, electronics, sewing machines, and shelves of raw materials that invite you to tinker and play and create.
"Innovative and entrepreneurial ideas don't just happen; they require work, and persistence as failure is a part of the process," said Kelly Wilson, the center's director of innovative and entrepreneurial programs. "The Center helps to challenge the limitations of traditional education, to allow students to bring their passions forward in an inspiring and supportive environment; to foster resilience. We desire to build a student's ability to seek challenges, withstand setbacks, embrace responsibility, and use the lessons of experience to move forward, and to foster the attitudes and habits of innovation and entrepreneurism."
RxNT is based on Whitehall Road, in Annapolis. The business offers innovative practice management, electronic health record, and electronic prescribing solutions for today's ambulatory practices. Strategically, RxNT has positioned itself to be a leader in the ambulatory healthcare software industry through its employees and their commitment to excellence, fulfilling their overall mission.
Founded in 1914, Severn School is the largest and oldest independent school in Anne Arundel County, with nearly 850 students on two campuses. The school challenges its students to pursue excellence in character, conduct, and scholarship, to marshal the courage to lead, and to develop the lasting desire to serve and achieve. The school believes this is best realized in a community where adults model these qualities and where each student is known and valued.