Graphic courtesy of: The Patton College of Education
Jan 17, 2017
By George E. Mauzy Jr.
The Ohio University Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the recently renovated and expanded McCracken Hall is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.
The ceremony will feature comments from many people, including Board of Trustees Chair David Wolfort, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Patton College Dean Renée A. Middleton.
The $32.8 million renovation was McCracken’s first one since it was built in 1959. The project increased the building’s square feet from 66,000 to 100,500 and added an extra floor (now four floors) and a four-story addition.
The expansion allows the building to house two additional Patton College departments, Human and Consumer Sciences as well as Recreation and Sport Pedagogy.
A few of the other highlights of the building’s renovation and expansion include:
Faculty and staff were able to move into the building in January and the first classes were held on Jan. 9, the first day of spring semester.
The ribbon cutting is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.