Groundbreaking Ceremony for Immaculata University’s Admission and Financial Aid Centre
Immaculata University (IU) officially broke ground for its new Admissions and Financial Aid Centre at a recent ceremony. Members of the University´s administration and distinguished guests who have contributed to the project gathered at the site to participate in the ceremony.
Sister Cathy Nally, IHM, executive director of the Office of Mission and Ministry, offered a prayer for the successful completion of the project. Immaculata University president Sister R. Patricia Fadden, IHM, Ed.D., recognized the efforts of several project participants: Design Architect Gary Shane of STV Architects, President of Chester Valley Engineers Robert Plucienik, President of RC Legnini Building Contractors Mitch Handman, East Whiteland Township Manager Terry Woodman, M. Suzanne Morris of Aramark Engineering Solutions, and Aramark Senior Project Manager and Immaculata´s Director for Capital Program Management Kerry S. Jones. Father Christopher Rogers, the director of Campus Ministry, blessed the site and sprinkled it with holy water.
The new building, set to be completed in late December 2011, will provide a more convenient and easily findable location for the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices. It will offer an initial 8,500 square feet of space with an additional 4,000 plus square feet available for future expansion. It will feature a lighthouse cupola, a covered front portico, and a warm reception area with a stone fireplace.
Immaculata University, a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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