1323324000000December 8, 2011Dear Members of the University Community,

It is with great pleasure that I inform you of the recent dedication of Montrone Hall, the east building of the apartment and fitness complex on Mulberry Street. The building was dedicated in honor of our dear friends, Sandra H’03 and Paul Montrone ’62, H’86. A private dedication took place on December 1.

A magna cum laude graduate of The University of Scranton and native of this city, Mr. Montrone distinguished himself as a student in academics and as leader on campus. His many collegiate activities included serving as president of Alpha Sigma Nu and as a member of student council. 

These qualities of distinction would be present throughout his life. He earned a doctorate from Columbia University and enjoyed a remarkably successful career in business. He served as Chairman, President & CEO of Fisher Scientific International Inc. until 2006, at which time he oversaw Fisher Scientific’s merger with Thermo Electron Corporation to form Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Since leaving Fisher Scientific, Mr. Montrone has focused his career on private equity as Chairman of both Liberty Lane Partners Inc. and Perspecta Trust LLC. Both companies are based in Hampton, N.H. 

He and his wife are strong supporters of numerous organizations, including the Metropolitan Opera, where Mr. Montrone is president emeritus. During the Clinton administration, Mr. Montrone served as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry, as well as a founder of the National Forum for Health Care Quality Measurement and Reporting. In addition to an honorary degree, the University has recognized Mr. Montrone as a recipient of the President’s Medal in 2003.

Mrs. Montrone, a graduate of Marywood College and also a native of Scranton, serves as president of The Penates Foundation, a private, charitable organization based in Hampton, N.H., that supports the arts, education and community service. She was a founding director and later president of the Board of Directors of Seacoast Hospice, which earned national recognition when it was selected as a distinguished service organization by the United Nations and a Point of Light by the first President Bush. In 1995, President Clinton appointed Mrs. Montrone to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts, and she served in that capacity until 2001. 

Paul and Sandra Montrone have been great friends to this region and to The University of Scranton. We are grateful for their continued support and proud to have a building on campus that bears their name.

Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.
Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.
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