Notre Dame College is dedicating two newly renovated learning spaces in its Regina Complex and celebrating the donors who made the projects possible.
Recent enhancements to classrooms on the first floor of the College’s Regina Hall have been sponsored with gifts from the Notre Dame Class of 1968 and Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A., and feature an in-kind donation from State Crest Carpet Company, courtesy of the Chiancone family. The updated rooms 125 and 126 in the south wing of the building feature state-of-the-art, wall-to-wall white boards, computers and projection equipment; an expanded learning area; and updated infrastructure, as well as new carpeting.
The class spaces are expected to receive a formal blessing during a dedication ceremony as part of Notre Dame’s Homecoming and Alumni Reunion festivities at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, in Regina Hall. The program will follow a panel discussion with the chairs of Notre Dame’s five academic divisions: arts and humanities, business, education, nursing, science and mathematics. Traditional homecoming football, picnic and reunion activities round out the day. Details are forthcoming.
Members of the Notre Dame Class of 1968 celebrated the 50-year anniversary of their graduation on campus during the fall 2018 Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend. Donations from the class, their family and friends in honor of their reunion have resulted in a gift of more than $36,000 to the College, some of which has supported Regina classroom renovations. They continue to contribute.
Dworken & Bernstein, founder of Ohio Lawyers Give Back, which distributes unclaimed settlement funds at the conclusion of class action lawsuits to community organizations, gifted the College $75,000 in support of moot court prelaw and other student learning programs last fall. A portion of those funds have helped to enhance one of the Regina classrooms.
New Arts, Entry Updates
Notre Dame continued the restoration of the former Regina High School building with initial updates for the north wing and entryway this summer.
A State of Ohio grant allowed for construction of a box office and concession stand for the community performing arts space in Regina Auditorium. In support of its performing arts programs, the College also created a dance studio on the second floor of Regina this past year.
Notre Dame also is establishing a more prominent entranceway to the campus at the Regina building. The College partnered with the City of South Euclid, Ohio, to install a stoplight this summer at the South Green Road ingress to campus the College shares with the new South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library across the street.
The first phases of major reconstruction of the Regina complex were completed in 2014 following a $3 million restoration of a total of 17,500 square feet in the south wing of the complex. The College dedicated new spaces on the second floor for its Academic Support Center for Students with Learning Differences and on the third floor for its Division of Nursing.
Multiple donors have contributed over the years to the modernized learning complex. Additional fund-raising campaigns are forthcoming.
Notre Dame announced purchase of the Regina High School building in January 2011. The school was established in 1953.
Acquisition of the Regina property added multiple acres to the College’s now 50-acre footprint and afforded first-time frontage on South Green Road for the campus that is bounded by South Green, College and Golfway roads in South Euclid.
Friends of the College who would like to dedicate classrooms in Regina or other buildings on campus or contribute to additional capital or program improvements can contact the Notre Dame Office of Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org.