Le Moyne dedicates its first alumni house

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Aubrey Zych, Co- News & Features Editor

A bright yellow ribbon was cut Friday, Feb. 15 by Dr. Fred Pestello, alumni Chaplain Dave Casey, S.J.; Trustee Chair Sharon (Kinsman) Salmon ’78; and alumni Director Kim McAulif as Le Moyne formally dedicated its first Alumni House.

The house, located at 546 Fayette Boulevard, is in the college’s former honor’s house, and directly next door to the college’s Veteran House, and just down the street from the Le Moyne Plaza.

Up to date with new and improved meeting spaces, high speed internet, and a large-screen television in the living room with USB and computer capabilities, the residence will house the Le Moyne’s Office of Alumni and Parent Programs.

“We’re always  encouraging our alums to come back and visit,” Pestello said at the dedication event. “Now we’ve got a space where I’m sure they’ll feel very comfortable coming.”

Le Moyne currently has over 23,000 alumni, dating back to its origins in 1946.

Not only will the new house serve as a center of activity for returning alumni and members of the greater campus community, but also as a visible reminder to current students of the importance of their future as alumni of the college.

The new alumni house is open during regular business hours for all members of the Le Moyne community to enjoy as a place to connect with each other and alumni, look through historical photos and other college memorabilia as well as host meetings, conferences and social and networking events.

The staff of the Office of Alumni welcomes all members of the Le Moyne community to stop by the new house to look around, or take a tour during its open house that will take place later this spring.

“Our alumni are instrumental to the mission of the college,” Pestello said. “They represent a link to the past, but also a key feature as they engage and support our community and our current students in so many ways. My hope is that this house becomes a treasured space, one that alumni may use to stay in touch with former classmates and to stay active and involved with the important work that Le Moyne is doing today.”