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New digs on campus: The Locatelli Student Center
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010
One of the grand events of Grand Reunion Weekend was a grand opening of the grand new Paul L. Locatelli, S.J., Student Center on 10/10/10. "Dynamic and handsome" was one apt phrase used to describe the new digs.
While there have been dozens of buildings constructed on campus since 1970, this is the first building in 40 years specifically dedicated to students.
Upstairs are office spaces for student organizations. Downstairs is a 6,000-square-foot assembly hall, complete with disco ball suspended from the 20-foot ceiling.
Mary Matthews-Stevens ’84 and Mark Stevens made a $7 million gift to enable construction of the 16,000-square-foot center.
The Bronco Pep Band led folks through a rousing rendition of the SCU fight song.
Parents and friends and students young and old—including Bernhard Henschke ’58 in his dapper Bronco threads—were on hand for the fete…
…As were members of the Locatelli family for a joyful tribute to the man who served as President (1988–2008) and Chancellor of Santa Clara.
There are even more great pictures from this event on the SCU Facebook page.
Jon Teel '12, editorial intern, Santa Clara Magazine
Lindsey Nguyen '13, editorial intern, SCU Stories
Posted by Steven Boyd Saum
Bernhard Henschke, Dedication ceremony, Grand Opening, Grand Reunion Weekend, Locatelli Center, Mary Matthews-Stevens, Vintage letterman jacket