St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) in Sparkill held a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the renovated Romano Student Alumni Center Sept. 21.
College president Ken Daly and Rose Werner of Werner Construction cut the ribbon in front of students, members of the campus community and invited guests.
“We are excited about the investments we are making on the campus as part of our ‘Welcome Back to STAC campaign’: In July, we opened a new admissions center, and in August, we opened a new career services center,” Daly said. “These two projects are symbolic of our ‘twin pillars’ of providing access to education for students at the front end of their college experience and helping them launch their careers at the back end of their time at STAC.
“The final phase of our summer construction was completed today as we opened our new student center—a home for our students so they feel welcome, engaged, and are able to connect with one another in a fun way in this state-of-the-art location.”
The lower level of the two-story building features new furniture and space for gaming, sports-related watch parties and a coffee lounge. The upper level includes the student career services center, offices, conference room and private room for interviews.
St. Thomas Aquinas College offers its 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations and dual-degree programs on its 72-acre campus.