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Morrell Science Center Hits Double Digits

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

By Lexi Palma '13

Siena recognized the 10th anniversary of the Morrell Science Center Wednesday by celebrating the opportunities the Center has brought to the School of Science. The Center opened in October 2001 and has allowed the biology, chemistry and biochemistry to expand.

“The significance of the 10th anniversary is noting what a difference the building has made on the culture within the School of Science and Siena as a whole,” said Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Chair Daniel Moriarty ’93, Ph.D. “With the introduction of the new building, we created modern laboratories that complement and enhance the teaching that has always been a hallmark of Siena.”

The Morrell Science Center contains 24 research labs, 10 teaching labs and many other spaces that encourage student learning.

“The Morrell Science Center has brought the ability to individually mentor many more students in a modern environment,” Moriarty said. “It has also given us the ability to create introductory labs that are much more environmentally friendly, recruit a high caliber of students and new faculty, become more successful in obtaining grants and publishing our research and create an environment where students are exposed to the latest scientific techniques year-round.”

The 10th anniversary event recognized the donors that made the Morrell Science Center possible  and who continue to support it. Special recognition went to James J. ’66 and Kathleen E. Morrell, Stephen C. Brown, Noreen S. Galonian, Robert J. and Anne L. Higgins, Patricia Gorman, Walter T. Kicinski ’62, Joseph M. Lapentina, Sc.D., Terence and Noella Morris, Mary Q. Reagan, Amy M. Sememtilli ’93, D.M.D. and Anthony B. Sementilli, David M. ’73 and Christine M. ’75 Stack and Dennis L. Winger ’69 for their contributions to the Center.

Contact: Ken Jubie
Contact E-mail: communications@siena.edu

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