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Maguire Welcome Center Grand Opening to take place April 19, 2018

Please join the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach on Thursday, April 19 at 12:30 p.m. for the grand opening of the Maguire Welcome Center. There will be a short program beginning at 12:45 p.m., featuring President Cordano and the planning committee co-chairs, Dr. Genie Gertz, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Hansel Bauman, executive director of Campus Design and Construction. Yiqiao Wang, the artist for the four murals that grace the north vestibule of the Center, will discuss her work. Refreshments will be served, and attendees will receive a copy of Just Show Up Every Day: A Story of Success and Triumph, by James Maguire.

The Maguire Welcome Center is a state-of-the-art, multimedia-enhanced facility that will serve as the gateway to the University for thousands of visitors annually, including prospective students and their families. Its construction was supported by generous donations from the Maguire Foundation, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, and its chairperson, James Maguire, Jr. As many of you know, the Maguire Foundation (https://maguirefoundation.org/) also helped establish our Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program in the Department of Business. Its founders, James and Frances Maguire, are long-time supporters of the deaf and hard of hearing community, and of Gallaudet.

Gallaudet University partnered with project management company JFW, Inc., exhibit designers C&G Partners, architect Dangermond Keane Architecture, and creative services firm Creosote Affects in the design and construction of the Maguire Welcome Center. Members of the planning committee in addition to Dr. Gertz and Mr. Bauman included Dr. Beth Benedict, executive director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach; Dr. Gaurav Mathur, dean of the Graduate School and Continuing Studies; Earl Parks, executive director of Gallaudet Technology Services; Danielle Peterson, director of Marketing and Creative Services; and Kaitlin Luna, formerly director of Public and Media Relations.

Again, please join us in formally opening the Maguire Welcome Center, a beautiful venue that will showcase the University as never before, and that will further our objective of attracting the best and brightest students to Gallaudet.

Date:               Thursday, April 19

Time:              12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Location:         Maguire Welcome Center First floor, Edward Miner Gallaudet Memorial Building

We look forward to seeing you on April 19!

Posted by Robert Weinstock | Posted April 16, 2018 at 10:52 AM

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