Through 大st Single Gift in College History, $1 Million Dining Hall Redevelopment Underway
水牛, 纽约-今天, 玛丽亚别墅学院 broke ground on a significant capital improvement project to renovate its 61-year-old dining hall. Made possible by a major donation from local restauranteur, 公民领袖和慈善家, 罗素J. 塞尔瓦托, the $1 million renovation project is scheduled to be completed ahead of the Fall 2022 semester. The new space will be called 罗素J. 萨尔瓦多共用.
“Mr. 塞尔瓦托’s gift is the single largest in the College’s history. We are grateful for his commitment to Villa Maria and excited for what this improvement will do to our campus community,”医生说。. Matthew Giordano, president, 玛丽亚别墅学院. “The dining hall has been the heart of Villa Maria for six decades and its renovation is long overdue. 我们共同感谢. 塞尔瓦托 for making this possible.”
The current dining hall was designed and built in 1961. It is original to the College and is a central meeting place and the heart of the College. Mr .的影响. 塞尔瓦托’s contribution will be felt beyond physical updates, it will provide a modern and innovative space for students.
“我喜欢给予。. I’m thrilled to be able to make such an impact at Villa Maria, an institution central to the fabric of Western New York,罗素说。. 塞尔瓦托. “I’ve always said that when I die, I hope to have nothing left, to have given it all away. Nothing makes me happier than enabling impactful projects in our community. 我很自豪能支持玛丽亚别墅.”
罗素J. 萨尔瓦多共用 was designed to be warm and welcoming for all students, faculty, and staff. It will offer over 10,000 square feet of space to eat, study, and gather socially. Highlights of the Commons include:
- Study booths that allow students to focus on their coursework in a shared space
- Video game area where students can unwind by plugging in console gaming, laptops, or watch TV
- Recreational area with ping pong and pool that allows students to bond and encourages camaraderie
- A variety of seating styles and options for small and large groups, 包括沙发, 躺椅, 土耳其人, 和更多的
- Special attention was given to the room’s acoustics to accommodate all types of student projects and events
- 树叶创造了平静, 宁静, and beautiful environment and helps people to stay focused, 富有成效的, 和精力充沛
- 大, state-of-the art message board to share important campus information and publicize upcoming events
- 增加了精灵商店, where College apparel and basic supplies can be purchased conveniently
For more information about 玛丽亚别墅学院’s dining hall renovation, please visit www.别墅.edu/commons.