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New Commuter Lounge, Updated Dorm Rooms Top List of Campus Improvements
Sage’s Maintenance and Facilities teams led several summer projects that have improved the look, feel and function of campus for the 2019-20 academic year.
A new commuter lounge on the Troy campus is an inviting space for commuter students to relax, study and socialize. The lounge includes a computer lab, kitchen and common area. Christine Collard Devereaux ’56 and Estelle ’68 and Gregory Condon led the fundraising initiative for Vanderheyden Commuter Hall.
Common area in Vanderheyden Commuter Hall.
Computer lab in Vanderheyden Commuter Hall.
Kitchen area in Vanderheyden Commuter Hall.
Dorm rooms on the second floor of Kellas Hall received a facelift thanks to crowdsource funding provided by alumnae.
Walkways and landscaping in Kellas Courtyard have been improved for a safe and attractive environment.
A project to repair the brownstone and replace windows on French House and McMurray Spicer Gale began this summer and will continue throughout the year with support from the family of Barbara Gural ’72.
Paint is being removed and copper restored on the fascia of Mueller Science Hall, thanks to gifts from former trustees Jennifer Flather ’86 and Kimberly Peregrim ’93. The library fascia will be restored next.
A second Nursing simulation lab and classroom will provide a hospital atmosphere for training nurses, physical and occupational therapists and dietitians. Construction on the lab, in the area known as the Kellas Quad, has started, and the Nursing program will use the space for lectures this fall. The Nursing lab expansion is supported by a major gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.
Ray Bronk and Doug Gleason at work building the new Nursing simulation lab.
Electrician Dave Wooster installs the HVAC system for the new simulation lab.
A bus shelter on the Albany campus will provide protection from sun, rain and snow for students waiting for the shuttle between the Troy and Albany campus.
New flooring and fresh paint have brightened the Art + Design Building.
New tiles and modern fixtures have improved the bathrooms on the third floor of the residence hall.