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by Ana Suarez
What a memorable inauguration ceremony!
Over 150 distinguished guests, including parents, current and former faculty and staff members, alumni and friends were present at the inauguration ceremony for the Athletics Complex and O’Hale Center for the Sciences that took place on Tuesday, December 3.
The morning proceeded smoothly with the prompt arrival of United States Ambassador James Costos, who performed the cutting of the ribbon marking the start of a new age in ASM’s athletic and science programs. Immediately after the ribbon-cutting, all guests toured the new buildings and had a chance to visit the purpose-built science laboratories, gymnasium, common areas and fitness facilities. The dedication ceremony followed in the auditorium of the Center for the Arts where the audience viewed an enjoyable photo slideshow featuring the evolution of science and athletics at ASM throughout the decades as well as a time lapse video of the building’s construction from its first diggings to the final product. We had a full house in the auditorium and were fortunate that the Lower School students were able to join us for this event.
During the Dedication Ceremony, members of the Board of Trustees, major donors and other key members of our community were recognized for their invaluable contributions to ASM’s Building for the Future campaign. These distinguished members received a commemorative cast bronze desk plaque as a small token of our immense appreciation.
A cocktail reception and fun photo call honoring athletics and science awaited everyone in the DaVinci Room for Creativity where guests from ASM’s past, present and future came together to celebrate the culmination of this ambitious project.
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