Shippensburg University to launch campaign to restore Stewart Hall
SHIPPENSBURG >> Shippensburg University has announced plans for a fundraising campaign to restore Stewart Hall.
A special event announcing a half-million dollar Challenge Gift campaign is scheduled to be held Saturday, May 31, according to a press release.
It will be held in conjunction with Shippensburg University’s Alumni Weekend Ice Cream Social.
The Campaign for Stewart Hall is part of the Shippensburg University Foundation’s $45 million comprehensive campaign, Charting the Course, Lighting the Way, the Campaign for Shippensburg University.
Invited speakers include Dr. G. F. “Jody” Harpster, interim president of Shippensburg University, Mr. Michael Schaul, chair of the Shippensburg University Council of Trustees; Mr. John Muscarella, president of the Shippensburg University Alumni Association; Mr. John Clinton, president and CEO of the Shippensburg University Foundation; Dr. Gary and Mrs. Mary Jo Grove, national campaign co-chairs of the comprehensive campaign, and Mr. Jeff Coy, chair of the Historic Quad Campaign Committee.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Andy Angelucci’s band “Andy’s Angels,” one of the original dance bands that played in Stewart Hall during the mid 1950′s.
Stewart Hall is part of the Historic Quad, which also includes Old Main, Horton Hall, Gilbert Hall and the Martin House. Stewart Hall was built in 1894, with 2014 marking its 120th anniversary.
Over the years, Stewart Hall has been used in a variety of ways, from a state-of-the-art gymnasium, to a dormitory, to a student recreation center. Today, the University’s master plan has it that the hall will be the home of the Shippensburg University Alumni Association, moving the office from its off-campus location.
The former raised track is scheduled to be transformed into an exhibition center to show case alumni memorabilia and the first floor gallery is envisioned as a welcoming area for exhibits, meetings and receptions.