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Countdown to Dedication: Celebration kicks off Thursday evening

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Workers hang a new sign on the south wall of the Justin Hall Expansion the day before dedication ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 7.

First Day of School 2012

Four coeds stood in a line, a cell phone held at arm’s length. They were taking a picture to commemorate “the first day of their last year” together as students at K-State. Their location was apropos. It was the first day of the first year of school for colorful windowed space between two state-of-the-art classrooms in the new Justin Hall Expansion.

Construction began in July 2010. The 13,180 square feet of state-of-the-art classroom, spacious halls, efficient work areas and inviting lobbies opened in time for the first fall students.

Dedication ceremony

A word cloud on an interior wall of the expansion reminds all of the attributes and behaviors that describe good students and good citizens.

The new $5-million expansion will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Friday at the south entrance of Justin Hall. Cake will be served in Hoffman Lounge following the ribbon cutting. The building will be open to tour. More info is on the Dedication website.

Presenters will include Virginia Moxley, dean; Kirk Schulz, K-State president; April Mason, provost and senior vice president; Carolyn Jackson, president of the Human Ecology Alumni Advisory Board; Lauren Koepp, interior design senior and president of the Human Ecology Council; Kent Bradley, chair of the alumni association board of directors and Petros Levis, past president of the alumni advisory board.

Thank you, donors

The project was funded totally by alumni and friends of the College of Human Ecology.

President Schulz will be host to a thank-you brunch for them at his home Friday morning. Then the group will visit a classroom in the expansion.

Donors to be honored at the event include Carl and Mary Ice, Betty and Bob Tointon, Sharon and Samuel Nickols, Georgia Chandler, John McKay, Lucile Hawks, Janet Hyndman, Betty and Gary Lortscher, Kay Newell, Carol Kellett, Rich Porter, Carolyn Jackson, Bill Meredith and Virginia and Tom Moxley.

Other donors are Ruth Lee, Pat and Larry Kendall, Bernard and Sherry Butler, Bruce and Jeane Johnson, Sally and Thane Baker, Amy and Patrick Chu and Laurel and Don McKahan.

Alumni award recipients feted Thursday

A refurbished Hoffman Lounge in Justin Hall will be the scene for the annual awards ceremony where the college honors alumni and partners who have made distinguished contributions to their professions.

On Thursday evening, Dean Moxley and Associate Dean Meredith will present awards to Mary Vanier, Shawn Sullivan, Josh Umbehr, Diane Parks, Nancy Scally, Lora Gilbert and Scott Rice Office Works which is receiving the Partner Award. More about the Alumni awards is on the website.

 

This article was posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, Center on Aging, College News, Costume and Textile Museum, Family Studies & Human Services, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, Hospitality Management.