Lynn breaks ground on International
Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013
By Susan Harrington
Lynn University officially broke ground on the International Business Center at its future site on campus, just south of the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, on March 22. The colorful ceremony featured a parade of international flags, an aeronautics flyover, and a surprise gift. (view photos)
The center, designed by the Gensler architectural firm, will include 34,000 square feet of flexible spaces and common work areas to foster collaboration.
As of March 31, 2013, $12.2 million has been raised toward the $14.5 million goal. In addition to the $6 million lead gift and $3 million challenge by an anonymous donor, gifts from Marlene Goldstein, Christine Lynn, Dr. Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi and his partner Shahid Ullah, the Sanger Family Foundation, Oguz and Serife Ercanturk, Bob Levinson, Linda Sandelman, Ric and Gale Fischer, Brooks Eden, Mark and Marilyn Swillinger, the Carey Family, and Luis Gonzalez ’99 have named the lobby, lecture suites, a classroom and all eight study rooms.
Construction is tentatively scheduled to be completed by April 2014.
The university continues to fundraise for the remaining $2.3 million. Naming opportunities are available for the technology classroom, a Venture Lab, classrooms, collaboration and conference rooms, faculty offices and outside terraces.
For further information, contact Judi Nelson, vice president for development and alumni affairs, at 561-237-7161.