Class of 2004 Calls for Memorabilia
The class of 2004 gift to the College is the creation of a special gathering place that communicates IC history and traditions, captures the spirit of the student body, and reflects the breadth of experiences of the College community.
In September the senior class voted to designate its class gift to assist with the renovation of the food court seating area in the Campus Center. This summer the space is being re-created as a place for Ithaca College memories to be displayed and enjoyed by all; its dramatic design plan involves an open and welcoming environment. The class has chosen "IC Square" as the name for its gift.
The next step is up to alumni and former faculty and staff members. "Now," says Jessica Tendler, cochair with Laurie Volles of the senior class gift committee, "we're hoping for alumni support through donation of their IC memorabilia -- things like musical instruments, sports equipment, theater programs or props or costumes, yearbooks, pictures, IC beanies or sweatshirts or jackets, exam booklets, that kind of thing. We want a wide variety of things, to accurately represent people's class, major, organization, team, or the College community as a whole. We hope people will be creative and find things they think others will enjoy."
Says Lynne Pierce, adviser to the committee, "Before we can make decisions about what and how things are displayed, we need to have a sense of the items that are available to us. So if you have something that you think would be appropriate, please contact me." You can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-274-1155. The review committee will review all donations and make final decisions about placement in the display.
Rendering of new Food Court