Listed below are the descriptions of the three potential Senior Class Gifts. You may only vote once. Please email the Gift Development Chair, Sophia Perri, or call Geoff Hallett in the Office of Annual Giving at 814-865-0198, if you have questions.
“WE ARE” sculpture
The class of 2013 would create a sculpture of Penn State’s iconic slogan “We Are.” The sculpture would consist of large, three dimensional letters, which would have the words of the Penn State Alma Mater inscribed across them in the original handwriting of Fred Lewis Pattee. Composed in April 1901 by Pattee, professor of American literature, the Alma Mater’s words embody Penn State pride. The Alma Mater inscription on the sculpture would serve as a visual representation of what it truly means to be a Penn Stater.
Recreation Hall Beautification
One of the oldest and most recognized buildings on campus, Rec Hall has undergone many renovations over its history. The front of Rec Hall includes three large windows that have been filled with limestone block. The Class of 2013 would install a new window system that would simulate the historic character of the original windows that were removed in 1962. Originally designed by Charles Z. Klauder, Rec Hall opened in 1929 and is now home to Penn State’s men’s and women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s wrestling 2012 national championship squad. In addition to sporting events, Rec Hall also hosts pep rallies and programming events for the surrounding community.
Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children Donation
The class of 2013 would provide a monetary contribution to Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children (PSHCPC). The gift would support the ongoing initiative of creating the Transforming the Lives of Children Clinic (TLC) within the center. TLC will give comprehensive primary care to victims of child abuse who are in foster care, as well as provide legal advocacy for victims. As the region’s only academic medical center, Penn State Hershey is strategically positioned to help fulfill the University’s responsibility to improve the detection, treatment, and prevention of child abuse. The Center for the Protection of Children is poised to pioneer an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to addressing the causes and consequences of child maltreatment. The gift would benefit Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital—all located on the Hershey campus. In addition, the gift would be appropriately recognized on the University Park campus.
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