Global Learning Center Topping Out Ceremony Marks End of First Building Phase


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On Friday, April 21, the Walsh community celebrated the end of the first phase of construction for the University’s newest academic building, the Global Learning Center. Throughout the morning, students, faculty, staff, administrators and Board Members were invited to the campus quadrangle to sign the final beam, painted gold and adorned with an American Flag and pine tree traditionally used in a topping out ceremony to signal that the building has reached its final height.

After a brief ceremony that included remarks by Walsh University President Richard Jusseaume and a blessing by Rev. Patrick Manning, the crowd watched as Roger DeVille '65 gave the signal for the crane to lift the beam into place.

Scheduled to be completed in January 2018, the Global Learning Center will be a cornerstone academic building on campus designed to support interdisciplinary research initiatives and problem solving through cutting-edge technology, collaborative learning spaces and open gathering spaces.

Keep up to date on all of the construction through Walsh’s Flickr page.

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