As the Defining Moments Campaign kicked off regional campaigns in Dayton and Springfield in April, the campaign total soared past the $40 million mark.
Hollenbeck Hall continues to capture the fancy of many donors. Now the new classroom building is assuming its impressive shape on the ridge above Myers Hollow, and tours of the new structure became possible.
That is giving donors a chance to create campus landmarks by naming various components of Hollenbeck out of affection for their alma mater or in honor of someone important in their lives.
Among the almost two dozen donors to name Hollenbeck facilities are George Hudson, professor of political science, and his wife, Anne, who are naming part of the new international education suite in Hollenbeck in honor of her mother, Louise Fentress Barry.
A number of anonymous, unrestricted donations have been used on the Hollenbeck project and have been important in keeping the project on schedule. The first classes are expected to be held in the new building early next year.
During the coming months, additional campaign kickoffs are also being scheduled. The Columbus kickoff will be on Sept. 16 at the Riffe Center. Chicago, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C. kickoffs will follow.
For more information about the Defining Moments Campaign, call the Office of Advancement at (937) 327-7414 or (800) 677-7558.