New Cabins Planned for Rosario Campus

Groundbreaking Ceremony to Be Held August 24

By: Rosa Jimenez

The new cabins will be similar to Rosario's two-level cabins.

Alumni, biology personnel, and university leaders will break ground for two new student cabins at Rosario Marine Laboratory, the university’s satellite campus near Anacortes, Wash. The ceremony will take place Sabbath, August 24, after an 11 a.m church service in Lindgren Hall. 

The cabins will accommodate students who attend summer classes at Rosario. In recent years, strong student enrollments have made it necessary to set up temporary student housing. 

Gifts from alumni are providing for the cabin construction costs. The Class of 1962 chose to fund one of the cabins as its 50th anniversary gift. During the last two years, the class has raised more than $50,000. Dale Beaulieu, president of the class, will take part in the groundbreaking ceremony.

Alumni Carmen and Richard Graham provided funding for the second cabin. Carmen is a former member of the university’s board of trustees and both Carmen and Richard are 1965 graduates.

The non-profit group Marantha Volunteers International will construct the cabins in October.

The groundbreaking ceremony is one of the activities scheduled during the annual Alumni Rosario Sabbath. Alumni and friends are invited to all weekend activities. (Onsite lodging is already reserved but local hotels are available.) Register for activities at wallawalla.edu/rosario-sabbath
 
Published Aug. 8, 2013

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