Aims to dedicate Winograd Lane, campus upgrades for start of 45th yearSubmitted on: 08-28-2012
Aims Community College is celebrating 45 years of educational excellence on Wednesday, Sept. 5, with a parade and ribbon cutting ceremonies for two newly completed campus improvement projects. The community is invited.
The festivities will begin at 12:45 p.m. with a parade along the new Pedestrian Promenade, a new walkway that connects the campus in all directions. Participants are invited to walk, bike, scoot, or skate along parade route, which starts in parking lot N at the north end of the campus and proceeds in a southwesterly direction.
“The Promenade is much more than a sidewalk connecting buildings. It is an inviting environment lined with benches, study areas, and an outdoor classroom,” said Aims Community College President Marsi Liddell. “The Promenade is in response to our students, who wanted more pedestrian-friendly ways to get from one side of the campus to the other.”
The College will dedicate a new road in honor of Harold and Florence Winograd. The Winograds shared a tradition of community involvement and supporting organizations and institutions, including Aims Community College. Harold died in 1999 and Florence passed away Aug. 12. “She will be missed for her love of students and her generous dedication to helping them attain an education,” continued Liddell.
At 1:15 p.m. the parade will pause at the west end of the Promenade to dedicate the new Winograd Lane. Following this event, the parade will continue on to the west entrance of Westview, where a second ribbon cutting will mark the reopening of the building after extensive renovations. Light refreshments will be served following the ribbon cutting.
Maps for self-guided tours of Westview and the Pedestrian Promenade will be available at the ribbon cutting ceremonies.
Faculty, students, and guests will notice other campus improvements, from landscaping and signage to new tennis courts and the outdoor classroom.
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