Global Learning Downtown Campus Named For Joan And Irwin Jacobs
The Downtown Campus of the Global Learning Charter Public School in New Bedford has been named in honor of Dr. Irwin Jacobs and his wife Joan.
The Jacobs' cut a ribbon Tuesday at the entrance to the Jacobs Center for Education and Innovation, which has students enrolled from grades 8 through 12.
Dr. Irwin Jacobs is a New Bedford native, and founder of high tech giant Qualcom. He and his wife have been a benefactor for the Global Learning School for the past ten years.
Jacobs provides a four year scholarship every year to a top student at Global Learning. He and his wife also pay for high tech education equipment for the charter school.