The Campaign for SOC is making amazing progress, and alumni and friends continue to step forward with generous philanthropic support. As I continue my travels around the country, I remain humbled by the commitment to this project that so many alumni and friends express.
MOVE-IN SET FOR SOC’s NEW HOME
Construction on the McKinley Building continues at a steady pace, and you can follow it in real time here. Because of our recent fundraising and construction progress, we anticipate that SOC will begin moving into its new home in approximately ten (10) months – a whole semester earlier than initially expected when the actual construction work began. While this is incredibly exciting for alumni, students, faculty and staff, it also means that every day between now and then matters all the more so that we can – together - ensure that SOC’s new home is ready for move-in.
2013 SENIOR CLASS GIFT TO SUPPORT SOC CAMPAIGN
“As president of the AU senior class of 2013, I am proud that our senior class gift will support the university's commitment to sustainability by helping to defray the costs of the "green" features of the new home for the School of Communication. The philanthropic giving of the senior class will help to both acknowledge the quality education that we have received at AU and promote the global impact of the work that the AU community has on our world. The 2013 senior class is proud to support the Campaign for SOC.”
~Senior Class President, Jody Aremband (SIS ’13)
The AU Senior Class of 2013 has determined that this year’s Senior Class Gift will support the sustainability features of SOC’s new home. I am proud to say that the students have set a goal for themselves to raise $20,000 from members of the graduating class by May. The School of Communication is honored that the 2013 Senior Class has chosen the Campaign for SOC as the designation for this philanthropic support, and we are committed to visibly recognizing the legacy of the Class of 2013 in SOC’s new home.
Whether you have already financially supported the project by naming a space, are currently considering a philanthropic investment, or are just beginning to think about what you might like to contribute, I thank you for your support. Many opportunities remain to participate in this endeavor as we work to raise the remaining $8 million needed to complete the project, and I encourage you to visit the Campaign for SOC web site often to keep track of our progress.
With your continued help and support, SOC will be able to complete this project and become a showcase of commitment and innovation on the AU quad.