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Newest University Building is Named

Newest University Building is Named

The University’s Board of Trustees announced in August that the new building on the corner of Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue would be named Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall, in honor of the late son of longtime University benefactors, Patricia and Edward Leahy ’68, H’01. 

The 116,360-square-foot Leahy Hall houses the departments of physical therapy, occupational therapy and exercise science. 

In 1995, the University renamed Jefferson Hall the Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall in recognition and appreciation of the Leahy family. The new facility is on the same ground as the former Leahy Hall and connects to McGurrin Hall, which houses the other departments in the Panuska College of Professional Studies, as well as the 4,000-square-foot Leahy Community Health and Family Center and the Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic. The center and clinic also honor Edward R. Leahy Jr., who passed away in 1993, just before his ninth birthday.

“Throughout his short life, Edward was helped enormously by doctors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and many other health professionals,” said Mr. Leahy at the dedication ceremony of the clinic in 2008. “In their honor, and in Edward’s memory, we wanted, in some small way, to bring that same quality health care to the people of Lackawanna County, through the efforts of the multitalented faculty and staff at The University of Scranton.”

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