Dalloway's, Welcome Center celebrate official opening
By MYRA McGRIFF
Saint Mary's Welcome Center and Dalloway's Clubhouse officially opened their doors Friday. Work on the buildings started on March 20, 2000, the two buildings mark the beginning of the Saint Mary's Master Plan.
"In this jubilee year we stop to celebrate the doors opening to the Welcome Center and the Dalloway's Clubhouse," said Saint Mary's President Marilou Eldred.
The Welcome Center, donated by the Ryan family, now serves as a greeting place for all incoming students. The walls contain the history of the Women of the Holy Cross, in hopes of continuing the hospitable nature of Saint Mary's campus.
"The Welcome Center will continue the tradition and rich heritage of Saint Mary's College," said Michelle Nagle, student body vice president.
For the Ryan family's donation, Eldred presented them with an original montage art piece of the Welcome Center.
The new Dalloway's Clubhouse, donated by the Parent Council, stands as a student social space. Originating in 1923, the Clubhouse gave students a place to hold dances, dinners and other social activities.
"The Clubhouse will foster friendships and discourse. It will build bridges and open doors," said Eldred.
The Student Activities Board (SAB) will feature events throughout the year in the clubhouse.
"I think the Clubhouse definitely improved," said Brooke May, SAB entertainment chair. "I went to the old Dalloway's only a couple of times last year. But this year, I think people are more excited about the new Dalloway's."
For the Parent Council's donation of the new Dalloway's Clubhouse a plaque will be placed in the clubhouse displaying the 19 donors' names.
All News Stories for Monday, November 13, 2000