A renovated Sacred Heart Chapel, now located on the first floor of Le Fer Hall, provides a quiet place for worship for all.
Capital investments have evolved the Rooney Library to better meet student needs. In addition to donor- funded front doors and a new roof, made possible by R. Adams Roofing, Rooney has benefited from a RJE Business Interiors’ donation of furniture, transforming a dated meeting space into a comfortable conference room equipped with Apple technology.
Digital billboards help the College share campus events and information in almost every campus building, including the residential floors of Le Fer Hall. Students also now have access to community printers on residential floors.
Donor support has restored treasured faith symbols atop Le Fer, Guerin and the Conservatory. New steel crosses were installed and dedicated in 2017 thanks to Nancy Payonk ’81 and Martha Leinenbach Moore ’61. Only one of the original concrete crosses survived its removal intact; now it welcomes visitors as part of the Guerin Cross Garden made possible by Payonk.
A $1.9 million Department of Education Strengthening Institutions grant funded significant classroom technology updates as well as renovations in the chemistry lab and Hayes Auditorium in Hulman; the Learning Resource Center was relocated to a modern, renovated space in Rooney.
Want to see more Aspire Higher Campaign progress and campus improvements? Visit smwc.edu/campusimprovements to enjoy videos of completed and in-progress projects throughout campus.