Makes Contribution in Honor of
Alumni Lost on September 11th
since the completion of Knott Athletic
Recreation Convocation Complex in 1989 has
the campus of Mount St. Maryís College
seen so much construction! Last spring the
Mount broke ground on the William G.
McGowan Center, the most ambitious and
anticipated capital project since the
Knott ARCC was built. The McGowan Center
has since begun the process of turning
blueprint images into reality.
honor of the late William G. McGowan,
founder of MCI Communications, Inc., the
McGowan Center will combine a
43,500-square-foot renovation of the
existing Cogan Student Union Building with
a 36,500 square-foot addition, creating a
vibrant, attractive building that will
ultimately become the hub of student life
on the Mount St. Mary's campus.
McGowan Center will provide students with
a gathering place that includes; student
activity offices, a graphics computer lab,
centralized student services (such as the
relocated wellness and career centers) and
expanded dining options that better fit
the way students work and live.
admirable act to honor alumni and
immediate family of alumni lost in the
September 11th Attack on America, alumnus,
Tom Holmes, Cí68, of Long Boat Key,
Fla., has acted in a generous and
thoughtful manner by making a significant
contribution to the Connections Campaign
to aid in the funding of the construction
of the new McGowan Center dining hall. The
new dining hall will appropriately be
named Patriot Hall. "Now the Mount
will always have a reminder of the
national tragedy that we endured on
September 11th," commented Holmes.
"My hope is that Mount students
always remember September 11th, whether it
is today or in thirty years."
McGowan Center is one of the crowning
achievements of Connections: The Campaign
for the Mount, an ambitious,
multidimensional campaign that surpassed
its $30 million goal by raising $39.7
million over a five-year period. A web cam
has been installed to illustrate progress
as the construction takes place.
dedication of the McGowan Center is being
scheduled for fall 2002.
information contact the Mountís office
of communications at 301-447-5366.