Tuesday, May 17, 2011

From the Office of the President: Naming of New Campus Buildings

Dear Colleagues:

New buildings on campus are often named after the donor(s) who made them possible, e.g. Chan Shun Hall, Tan Hall, the Howard Performing Arts Center and Buller Hall. In addition to these we will now have another name, also in recognition of a major donor, and that is for the new residence hall. It will be named Frank and Anna Damazo Hall, which along with Burman Hall will make up University Towers.

Additionally, you are aware that the University is buying the Lake Union Conference building to house Griggs University and other Andrews University functions dealing with our off campus activities once Griggs University comes to Andrews and the LUC has moved to new quarters in town.

I have received the recommendation that this facility be renamed Griggs Hall, after Frederick Griggs, a leading Adventist educator in the past here at Andrews and elsewhere. I am considering that recommendation for two reasons: It preserves the name of our own former Griggs Hall and it maintains the identity of Griggs University once it becomes fully a part of Andrews. Both were named after the same Professor Griggs.

This is an invitation for you to comment on that recommendation for the new Andrews facility. If you wish to do so, please send your comments or observations to me this week at neaa@andrews.edu.

Sincerely,

Niels-Erik Andreasen
President

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