Redefining the Classroom

Two brothers impart family legacy with South Hall Gift

Posted: May 16th, 2014

SOUTH HALL FAMILY – Donald Sawruk ('70) (left) looks on as his brother, John ('77), signs a ceremonial check for a $10,000 family gift towards the South Hall renovation project at LSSU. Looking on from center is David R. Finley, dean of the College of Business and Engineering. South Hall back drops the scene through lobby windows of the Shouldice library. "Our father and mother - Wasyl and Tekla - after coming to America in 1955 realized their dreams by having their three boys, and later several grandchildren, graduate from LSSU," said Don Sawruk. "We think that this gift in their name would make them both proud and humble." A faculty office in the Lukenda School of Business office complex, located in the heart of South Hall, will be named after the family in recognition of the contribution. Architectural and engineering work on the hall that will house the Lukenda School of Business continues, with a goal of commencing interior demolition in the coming months. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; Virginia Zinser, e-mail, 635-27215.