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College of Business Celebrates Expansion to Serve Students

Friday, October 30 2015 12:00am

Valued alumni, College faculty, and distinguished guests joined the College of Business for a renovation preview on Fri., Oct. 16

While Fri., Oct. 16 was not the actual groundbreaking of the new College of Business Annex, it certainly was filled with “pop” and circumstance – that is, confetti poppers and champagne. 

Surrounded by alumni, faculty, and distinguished guests, Dean Sherman kicked off the celebration with some key facts. “When Copeland was built in 1956, the College had 1,600 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students. It’s now grown to more than 3,200 students,” he said.

Special guest President Roderick J. McDavis extended a special recognition and appreciation to all donors and friends who helped make the expansion possible. 

He continued, “We are cultivating minds. We are shaping future leaders. We are building for the future of business education. This investment is about transformation, and it will serve us well as we build upon the College’s proud tradition of educational excellence.”

The program concluded with confetti poppers, a champagne toast, and tours of the renovated building, complete with hard hats.

Though the initial celebration for the renovated building was intimate, the expansion is gaining momentum, with students, faculty, and alumni.

“One of my favorite things about this project is seeing stakeholders outside the College that are willing to invest in making sure that current students have the best resources possible to grown and learn. On behalf of the students, thank you! We are so excited,” said Eric Mayer, ’16.

For more information on the College of Business Annex, visit