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Center for Contemporary Arts Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

More than 200 faculty, staff, students, donors, and community members attended the Center for Contemporary Arts (Phase I) dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 17, 2008. Phase I of the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) opened its doors for students and faculty in February. The $10 million building was built with state funds. Phase II and Phase III of the CCA will be funded through private support. | PROGRAM |

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Prior to the CCA dedication ceremony, guests were given faculty-guided tours of the new facility. The Center for Contemporary Arts (Phase I) contains 10 classrooms including a digital photo processing studio, a printmaking studio, and painting studio (pictured above) as well as offices for faculty in the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater and for the Contemporary American Theater Festival.



Participating in the ribbon cutting (l. to r.) were Rhonda Smith, art faculty; Jeremy Blaine, photography student; Dow Benedict, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities; Sonya Evanisko, art faculty; Catherine Irwin, CATF; Steve Reneker, project manager; Karin Dunn, assistant project manager; Jenny Allen, CATF trustee; Dr. Suzanne Shipley, president; Bob McMillan, chair of Shepherd's Board of Governors; Ed Herendeen, CATF producing director; Doug Moss, Holzman Moss Architecture; Stephen Skinner, CATF president; Bryan Burton, Callas Contractors; and Dan Yanna, director of facilities.



Robert McMillan, chair of the Shepherd University Board of Governors, makes opening remarks during the CCA dedication.



President Suzanne Shipley (c.) shares a moment with Jim Davis, vice president of the Shepherd University Foundation, and his wife Mary Jane.



Jeremy Blaine, a Shepherd photography major, makes remarks during the CCA dedication.



Guests mingle outside the east entrance to the CCA following the dedication ceremony.



Doug Moss (r.), Holzman Moss Architecture LLP, presents pewter scale models of all three phases of the Center for Contemporary Arts to Dow Benedict, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, Ed Herendeen, CATF producing director, and Dr. Suzanne Shipley, president.



Ed Herendeen, CATF producing director, Dow Benedict, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, and Jenny Allen, CATF trustee, enjoy a moment following the dedication ceremony.


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