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Randolph College Dedicates New Fitzgerald Global Community Center

The newly renovated space was made possible by Marilyn Hicks Fitzgerald 68 and her husband, Mike

10/22/2012 9:16:32 AM

   

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time supporters of the College, an infrequently used lounge in Bell Hall has been transformed into the Fitzgerald Global Community Center. A dedication of the Center was held at 12:50 p.m. on Oct. 24.

The space, which was renovated during the summer, now offers students an attractive, comfortable lounge that serves as both a social and academic resource, linking students with Randolph’s global studies initiatives and Quality Enhancement Plan, Bridges Not Walls.

The Center was made possible by Marilyn Hicks Fitzgerald ’68 and her husband, Mike.

“The Global Community Center will be the heart of international activity at Randolph,” said Jennifer Dugan, a political science professor and head of Randolph’s Model United Nations program. “The Center offers us a place to bring together our common interests and diverse backgrounds, and we will use it to learn about and alongside each other.”

The Center now features all new finishes, furnishing, appliances, and a 55” flat screen television mounted over the fireplace.

This gift is the most recent from the Fitzgeralds, who share a passion for providing students with opportunities to increase their global awareness in order to prepare them to make a consequential difference in the world.

Ten years ago, the Fitzgerald’s established the Sheldon and Chrystine Hicks Endowed Global Studies Fund. This fund, which honors Marilyn’s late parents, makes it possible for Randolph students to travel to the National Model United Nations each year.



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