Construction has begun on a $5 million expansion of the Hennessy Center. The Hennessy Center is Dominican College’s Athletic Center and is also home to community concerts and events.
The Hennessy Center expansion will include a new, regulation-size NCAA gym on the same level as the current gym, with batting cages that can be lowered from the ceiling. A new lower level will have a fitness center, dance studio, weight room, and coaches’ offices. Plans call for the current exercise room to become an Athletic Training Lab for students in the Athletic Training academic program. Construction is expected to be completed in less than a year.
“With this expansion, Dominican College will meet the needs of a growing student population and be able to attract and train more student athletes.” said College President Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien, O.P., Ph.D. ”The Hennessy Center will continue to serve the community by hosting summer camps, concerts, job fairs, programs for people with disabilities, and community events. In addition, nearby residents will also be able to use the new fitness center for a reasonable membership fee.”
More than half of the money needed for the expansion has been raised. The College recently launched a new fundraising campaign to raise the remainder of the funds. If you are interested in donating, or would like to learn more about the Hennessy Center project, please contact Dorothy Filoramo at firstname.lastname@example.org.