Sept. 22, 2000

CONTACT: Ward Mullens


YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the naming of an electronic classroom in the new College of Health and Human Services Building for the Christman Company at its regular meeting Sept. 19.

The naming of the classroom was in recognition of Christman's gift to the University of $200,000. The only stipulation of the gift was that the money be used toward Boone Hall and the Everett Marshall Building, which houses the College of Health and Human Services.

"We are pleased to have developed such a strong relationship with the Christman Company," said Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, president of EMU. "Christman has helped EMU with its physical expansion for more than a decade and has pioneered the cost effective design/build technique with us. This generous gift will further aid in the educational growth of our students."

"We are very proud of our participation in the project and hope that this gift will demonstrate our support and belief in the University's mission," said Steven F. Roznowski, president of Christman, about his company's participation in the Everett Marshall Building.

Christman has been involved with several major campus projects in the past decade including the renovation of Welch Hall, Pease Auditorium, the Porter Building and Boone Hall.

"The needs of each facility will be assessed in order to determine the optimum use of this gift," said Patrick Doyle, vice president for business and finance at EMU.

The electronic classroom will be named as part of the Everett Marshall Building dedication ceremony Friday, Oct. 6, as part of EMU's Homecoming/Family Day celebration.