A New Widener University Foundation, and a Platform for the Upcoming Graduation

May 6, 2010

Widener President James T. Harris III, with the help of two trustees, the mayor of Chester, the dean of the School of Nursing, and a graduating senior, laid the ceremonial cornerstone on Thursday for the new academic building.  Pictured below Harris, right,  Nicholas P. Trainer, chair of the trustees, and graduating senior Joseph A. Keifer watch former trustees chair David W. Oskin apply mortar.  Nursing Dean Deborah Garrison and Chester Mayor Wendell N. Butler Jr. also lended a hand to complete the foundation ceremony.  Construction on the building that will house the School of Nursing and the Oskin Leadership Institute starts this summer, and is anticipated to finish in 2011.  It will be the first academic building on campus to be a completely green building with LEED certification.  The building will stand on the site of the old Victory and Loveland halls.

Meanwhile on the lawn behind Old Main, workers were setting up the platform for commencement, scheduled for 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 15. Please see the commencement page for more details and other events.


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