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Schreyer Honors College To Dedicate New Facility
August 15, 2000
University Park, Pa. — The Schreyer Honors College invites the public to the dedication of its new facility on Sept. 10 beginning at 12:30 p.m. The administrative offices of the honors college, once scattered throughout Willard Building, have been relocated to Atherton Hall. Renovated and expanded, Atherton Hall will create the University's first living-learning environment, with more than 400 Schreyer Scholars living in the Atherton Hall dormitory. The 4,500-square-foot addition offers several study areas, classrooms, office space, gallery and common areas.

The open house schedule is as follows:

This fall, Penn State is celebrating two decades of excellence in honors education. The University Scholars Program was established in 1980 and has been recognized as one of the top honors programs in the country. In 1997, William A. Schreyer and his wife Joan presented Penn State with a $30 million gift to create the Schreyer Honors College, which is home to 1,750 students. The gift is the largest personal gift in the University's history. The Schreyer Honors College is the first such college at a major public university in America to be named for its benefactors.

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