University Holds ‘Blessing’ and ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony for New Center for Rehabilitation Education

07/30/2014

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The University held a “blessing of the beam” and “topping out” ceremony for its new eight-story center for rehabilitation education, which, at 140 feet, will be the tallest building on the University’s campus. The center will house the departments of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Exercise Science. At the ceremony, University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., blessed the steel beam that will be mounted at the highest point of the $47.5 million, state-of-the-art facility. He then signed the beam along with University administrators, faculty and staff. From left are: James Devers, assistant vice president for facilities and operation; Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D., dean, Panuska College of Professional Studies; University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.; Edward Steinmetz, senior vice president for finance and administration; David Hemmler, Hemmler Camayd (architect); Michael Hogan, vice president, The Quandel Group Inc. (construction manager); and Richard Leonori, Hemmler Camayd (architect).

University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., gathers with administrators and faculty and staff of the Panuska College of Professional Studies at the “blessing of the beam” and “topping out” ceremony for the eight-story, 140-foot tall center for rehabilitation education, which, when completed in the summer of 2015, will be the tallest building on the University’s campus.

University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., signs the steel beam that will be mounted at the highest point of the $47.5 million, state-of-the-art center for rehabilitation education.

Edward Steinmetz, senior vice president for finance and administration, and Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, sign the steel beam at the “blessing of the beam” and “topping out” ceremony for the center for rehabilitation education.

 


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