Community Invited to Swift Building Rededication
Everyone is invited to celebrate the reopening of the Swift Building at Penn State DuBois during a special rededication ceremony planned for 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 7, in the Schoch Plaza at Penn State DuBois. Speakers will include State Representative Matt Gabler, Penn State DuBois Chancellor Anita McDonald, and other distinguished university representatives.
Over the last year, the Swift Building underwent a major renovation project, which brought the building into the modern era as an all-new, state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory facility. New smart classrooms, computer labs, and chemistry and biology labs have all been outfitted with the latest in technology, providing an up-to-date, quality educational facility for students.
The carbon footprint of the Swift Building has been reduces with the installation of an extremely efficient heating and air conditioning unit, as well as new windows and doors.
Greater accessibility for all students has also been achieved through the addition of an elevator to the building, as well as new, more accessible doors and classroom space.
The building is named in honor of Patrick J. Swift, an Irish immigrant, who moved to DuBois and founded the Swift-Kennedy Insurance Company in 1922. Swift became a successful businessman and civic leader, and a strong supporter of the campus. He was instrumental in organizing the DuBois Educational Foundation, the advisory board to Penn State DuBois, and served as its first president. The building was originally dedicated on October 11, 1964, and has always provided space for a multitude of campus necessities. Housed in the building are classrooms, labs, faculty offices, computer labs, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence, and more.
An open house and tours of the Swift Building are planned following the rededication ceremony from noon until 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
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