Building Community Spirit
Bleachers Dedicated to School of Architecture’s Founding Dean
On September 1, 2009, the Marywood University School of Architecture (SOA) opened its doors for the first Architecture class. On this same date, Gregory Hunt, FAIA, SOA’s founding dean, gathered the students and faculty together for the first semester kick-off meeting on the school bleachers in the new Center for Architectural Studies. As the school grew, the students eagerly anticipated the all-school meetings on the first day of class as a time of bonding and community building.
It was only fitting, as Dean Hunt prepared for his retirement in the spring of 2015, that students, faculty, alumni, friends, and colleagues came together to raise $10,000 to dedicate the Dean Gregory Hunt Bleachers in the Center for Architectural Studies. During the Senior Gallery, held on the evening of May 9, 2015, Dean Hunt was surprised with the formal dedication of the bleachers in his name. These bleachers will continue to serve as a reminder of the close-knit community spirit that Dean Hunt fostered throughout his tenure at the University.