Since it opened in October, The Grotto at Siena College has become a wonderful new addition to the campus as students visit to reflect, pray togehter and sometimes advocate for peace in the world. The Grotto has also become a celebrated space in the Capital Region. The Colonie Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the Grotto at Siena College with its 2014 Community Beautification Achievement Award for Curb Appeal. It was one of three finalists for the honor.
“The committee felt that the Grotto project best exemplified the Curb Appeal award which recognizes a business or institution that enhances the quality of life in our town and contributes to the community's physical environment,” said Colonie Chamber of Commerce President Tom Nolte.
Siena's Assistant Director of Design and Construction John McPhee and Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management Mark Frost accepted the award on behalf of the College during the Chamber's annual dinner.
“We are honored to receive this award and want to make sure we recognize our benefactors, whose donations supported the entire Grotto project. We would also like to recognize BBL and Saratoga Associates for their assistance in making this project a reality for the entire Siena College community,” Frost said.
Frost also reminded those in attendance that the Grotto is open to the public and encouraged them to visit the Siena campus and see the beautiful, stone structute firsthand.