Dominican College celebrated 25 years of campus development at the 47th Annual Grand Reception on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at The View in Piermont, NY.
During the Grand Reception, special recognition was given to a number of individuals who have been instrumental in the College’s growth including: Ross Pepe, Jack Holt, Pat Diccianni, Nick Badami (posthumously), Jim Granito, Pat Aguanno, Joe Corless, Jim Hennessy, Pat Miele, Karim Abood, Jon Prusmack (posthumously), and Patti Prusmack.
“Each of these individuals played a key role in the development of the campus and the construction of new buildings. We are grateful for their wisdom, hard work, and generosity in helping us to develop the campus over the past quarter century,” said Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien, O.P., Ph.D., College President.
At the event, it was announced that a brass plaque giving special recognition to the individuals was affixed to a large rock in front of the Hennessy Center.
Dominican College has undergone tremendous growth since 1994 when the College opened the Hennessy Center, the main athletic facility on campus. In 1996, Hertel Hall, a 290-bed student residence opened, along with the Granito Center, a student center and dining hall. Four years later, the second floor of the Granito Center was completed, containing the Badami Board Room, the Health Center, and the College Bookstore. In 2005, the Prusmack Center for Health and Science Education was completed to offer updated classrooms, laboratories, and a lecture hall. Guzman Hall, a 200-bed student residence, was constructed and opened in 2007. Most recently, in 2017, the Hennessy Center expansion was completed, with a new gymnasium and fitness center.