For Release: November 16, 2004
Marylhurst University Board of Trustees and community business leaders gathered on Monday, November 15, to dedicate the E.L. Wiegand Teaching and Learning Center — a digital multimedia theater-style classroom in the BP John Administration Building. Named to honor the generosity of the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, the new facility is heralded as a blend of historic preservation and a touch screen audio-visual system with wireless Internet access.
"The E.L. Wiegand Foundation's gift has enhanced the teaching and learning experience for our students by transforming the spacious 100-year-old room into a multipurpose, high-tech wonder in one of our most treasured and historic buildings on campus," commented Nancy Wilgenbusch, president of Marylhurst University.
"The Foundation exemplifies the entrepreneurial and independent spirit that has strengthened Marylhurst University over many years. With the Foundation's support, this center was designed to provide the atmosphere and tools for the serious work of scholarship."
Marylhurst is located 10 minutes south of Portland on Highway 43. Marylhurst University, #1 in the Pacific Northwest for small class size according to U.S. News & World Report, offers professional certificates and degrees for undergraduate and graduate studies.