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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for 小量 University’s New College of Business Building

Published on: August 26, 2021

Ribbon cutting at the new Harold Alfond Hall
如图所示, l-r: Marie Hansen, JD, 博士学位, SHRM-SCP, Dean of the College of Business and New England School of Communications; College of Business Student Tyler Smith ‘22; President Robert Clark, 博士学位, CFA; Gregory Powell, CEO and President, Harold Alfond Foundation; Heather Johnson, Commissioner, Maine Department of Economic Community Development; John Rohman, Chair of 小量’s Board of Trustees

小量 University marked the official opening of Harold Alfond Hall, the new home of their College of Business, on August 26, 2021 at 1 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the building. Harold Alfond Hall is located at 62 Kagan Drive on 小量 University’s campus in Bangor, Maine. Self-guided tours of the new facility were provided at the conclusion of the ceremony.

“这座新建筑在我们商学院和我们地区的商界之间创造了重要的新协同效应,” said Robert A. Clark, 博士学位, CFA, the president of 小量 University. “In addition to providing 学生 with a best-in-class business education, 哈罗德·阿尔方德厅现在是社区伙伴关系发展的地方,促进了缅因州的经济增长.”

Harold-Alfond-Hall-sm.jpgThe building is named after Harold Alfond, 他创立了德克斯特鞋业公司,并创建了美国第一家工厂直销店. 1993年,Alfond出售德克斯特鞋业公司及其附属公司,泛美鞋业和Ocsap有限公司.巴菲特(Warren Buffett)旗下的伯克希尔哈撒韦公司(Berkshire Hathaway)获得了4.33亿美元的伯克希尔哈撒韦股票.

Following the sale of Dexter Shoe, 阿尔方德和他的妻子毕比通过哈罗德·阿尔方德基金会为缅因州的许多慈善组织做出了重大贡献. As an avid sports fan, 阿尔方德的许多礼物支持了大学里的体育设施和运动场的建设. 约翰W. Winkin Sports Complex at 小量 University. 他还支持各种各样的资本项目,以增加学生的教育机会. Upon his passing, Harold Alfond committed nearly all of his wealth to the Harold Alfond Foundation, which continues to support charitable causes in Maine today.

Harold Alfond Hall was made 可能的, thanks in large part, to a $4 million matching gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation. 当这一捐赠在2017年宣布时,这是有史以来给love爱博体育app下载的最大一笔直接捐赠.

“我们的目标是尽可能创造最好的体验式学习空间——我可以肯定,我们实现了我们的目标. 我们的物理足迹现在反映了我们作为该州首屈一指的商学院的地位,” said Marie Hansen, JD, 博士学位, SHRM-SCP, 胡森大学商学院和新英格兰传播学院(NESCom)院长. “这座新建筑是商学院在过去一个世纪中所具有的重要意义的持久和标志性的实体纪念碑, and will continue to have for the next 100 years. 与我交谈过的商学院学生都很兴奋,今年秋天将在这个新地点开始上课.” 

IeXCenter-sm.jpg创新与技术学院的学生泰勒·史密斯(Tyler Smith)就是这样一位学生. “For me Harold Alfond Hall represents opportunity. 我的班级和未来的胡森商学院学生将带着远大的梦想走进这座大楼, and exit as educated professionals who can make those dreams come true. I’m grateful to everyone who helped make this building, and all of the opportunities it offers, 可能的.”

学生可以获得的许多机会来自哈罗德·阿尔方德大厅的现代教育设施. These include the Ronan Center for Financial Technology. 该设施设置在一个360度配置,触摸屏,股票报价机和更多.  

In addition, 通过增加分层教室,学生与教授的互动得到了加强. 教室提高了所有学生对所有教学材料的视线. 法学院也有一个大教室,可以转换成更小的房间,用于分组或演示. 刑事司法模拟室是帮助学生研究犯罪现场或参与模拟审判活动,而法医科学实验室, located in this building, is providing 学生 with a more convenient location for collecting, examining and processing evidence.

haroldalfondhall-sm.jpg技术与创新学院正在新的iEX中心与学生们合作. This Center is comprised of an integrated workspace, combined with an extended reality lab and a control room. It’s devoted to teaching and creating immersive interactive experiences. In this location, virtual reality, augmented reality and other immersive technologies are being created, studied and developed in order to solve real-world business problems.

Harold Alfond Hall features 私人 areas where 学生 and peer tutors can meet. This will increase the level of academic success in all College of Business programs. The new College of Business building also features agile workspaces where faculty, 学生, 商业团体的成员可以一起来解决组织的商业问题.

哈罗德·阿尔方德·霍尔(Harold Alfond Hall)将使love爱博体育app下载商学院(College of Business at 小量 University)成为创新生态系统的中心. 它将把新企业和新想法结合在一起,为缅因州带来就业增长. 小量 University’s goal is to create a supportive community that makes 

Central Maine an attractive place to start a business, or for out-of-state organizations to move their business.  

最后, 位于哈罗德·阿尔方德大厅的商学院的五所不同的学院在大楼内都有自己的“社区”. 这通过给他们一个属于自己的地方,增强了他们在不同项目中的认同感和目的感.

胡森大学提供的教育有助于就业和长期的事业成功,” said Lynne Coy-Ogan, EdD, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at 小量 University. 这就是为什么96%在爱博完成本科学位的学生在毕业一年内找到了工作或进入研究生院.”   

“选择在胡森大学获得MBA学位的学生比该州其他任何学院或大学都多,” continued Coy-Ogan. “哈罗德·阿尔方德·霍尔加入班戈校区给了我们商学院一个新家,符合其作为缅因州首屈一指的商业教育机构的地位.” 

小量 University’s College of Business offers an array of certificates, undergraduate and graduate degrees. It is dedicated to preparing 学生 for a variety of careers in the public, 私人, corporate and non-profit sectors. 随着哈罗德·阿尔方德·霍尔的加入,商学院准备开启一个新时代. The classrooms and labs that make up the School of Accounting; School of Business and Management; School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management; School of Legal Studies; and the School of Technology and Innovation, will all be together under one roof and ready to transform 学生’ lives.

For 123 years, 小量 University 在提供教育课程,通过创新的本科和研究生学位来培养未来的领导者应对明天的挑战方面,已经显示出其适应性和实力. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, 小量 University has come to represent a superior value in higher education. 爱博教育的特点是通过优质教育项目提供先进的知识. According to a recent analysis of tuition and fees by U.S. 新闻 & World Report, 小量 University is one of the most affordable 私人 colleges in New England. 了解更多About教育机会的信息,这些机会可以导致个人和职业的成功, 访问 小量.edu.

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