Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bricks in Michels Plaza honor retired faculty

Randolph College recently honored the legacy of many retired faculty members by installing engraved bricks at one of the newest spots on campus.

Nearly 130 bricks surrounding the fountain at Michels Plaza feature the names of faculty emeriti. The bricks also indicate the departments in which the faculty members taught.

Michels Plaza was built behind Main Hall earlier this year in conjunction with the Student Center renovation. A gift from Mary Michels Scovaner ’77, a frequent supporter of Randolph College,  made the new plaza possible. The facility provides an outdoor meeting space with amphitheatre-style seating and a fountain. The project also involved extending a brick walkway across back campus. The walkway mimics the well-loved brick pathway on front campus.

“Now that the project is complete, I hope you will take time to visit the plaza and reflect on the service of these outstanding educators,” Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman said. “Future bricks will be added periodically for new faculty emeriti so that we may also pay tribute to their service.”