Christine E. Lynn To Join Kevin Ross For Groundbreaking Of New Student Center

The heartbeat of Lynn’s campus is about to boom even louder as the groundbreaking of the new student center is slated for tomorrow, April 20 at 11 a.m.

“When we break ground on the Christine E. Lynn University Center, we will officially have completed our university’s strategic plan, Lynn 2020,” said Kevin Ross, president. “The Christine E. Lynn University Center will be located at the geographic heart of our campus. It will be close to all aspects of campus life, from the residence halls to academic buildings. It will also be the new home to a number of campus offices, including the Hannifan Center for Career Connections and the Center for Learning Abroad, as well as our 24/7 dining.”

This event will also honor Christine E. Lynn, whose birthday falls on the same week. Specially designed free t-shirts will be available for pickup on April 19 in the Perper Plaza. By wearing these t-shirts to the event, the Lynn community will have the opportunity to show recognition for Christine E. Lynn.

“The groundbreaking ceremony will be an important moment for our entire campus to come together to thank Mrs. Lynn in person not only for this latest contribution, but for all that she has done for our university for many years,” said Ross.

The student center will serve as the heart of campus for dining, offices and for student collaboration.

“It is going to give us a gathering place for students that I think has been long over due,” said Dr. Gregg Cox, vice president of academic affairs. “I think it will be a nice location and a nice atmosphere for students to hang out and get food.”

Another feature that the student center will offer is a third floor social hub for students to come together, share ideas and become involved within the community.

“We are also going to have something really special on the third floor which is going to be a social impact hub,” said Cox. “We will do some social entrepreneurship and some outreach to the community. The whole third floor will be really dedicated to that.”

If all goes to plan, the student center will be projected to open in the spring of 2019.

“I think students will be more than excited to see the finished product when the student center is complete, especially the students who will be here when we break ground and who will be here when it is finished,” said De’laija Napier, senior. “I also think the student center will make everyone on campus feel more connected since so many essential places will be in one location.”

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Christina Diabo

Christina Diabo graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s of arts degree in multimedia journalism from Lynn last May. Now as a graduate assistant in the College of Communication & Design, Diabo hopes to pursue a career involving her skills and talents in the broadcast journalism industry, hoping to report for the Golf Channel.

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