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Renovations .... and other changes
By Dr. Doug Facey

Special thanks to Angela Irvine (Director of Foundation Relations and Sponsored Programs) and Karen Talentino (Vice President of Academic Affairs) for acquiring a grant from the Alden Foundation to renovate parts of Cheray Science Hall.  Lab room 301 is now outfitted with new benches, whiteboards, and computer and projection capability.  This will certainly enhance our growing Biology program (now up to almost 200 students) and also serve the new Environmental Studies major organized by Professor Valerie Banschbach.  This new program already has 35 majors and 20 minors in just its first year.  The renovation also included constructing a new office for Professor Declan McCabe by carving out a section of what used to be the 301A prep room.  Professor McCabe�s former office (room 314) is now subdivided and shared by administrative assistant Denise Brault and Laura Benton, the Biology Department�s new Lab Coordinator/Instructor.  Laura brings a strong background in microbiology and genetics to our department, and will be assisting with lab preparation and teaching in these areas.

  Cheray 301 after a complete renovation.




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