Keegan Hall to be dedicated Nov. 16
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The former Science and Technology Building on the Port Angeles Peninsula College campus will be dedicated with the name of former Peninsula College President Tom Keegan on Nov. 16.

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Former Peninsula College President Tom Keegan will return to the Port Angeles campus for the dedication of a hall named for him.

Keegan, who left in February to take over as president of Skagit Valley College, will deliver remarks at the dedication of Keegan Hall at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, said Phyllis van Holland, college spokeswoman.

The dedication ceremony will be at the hall on the college campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. in Port Angeles.

Former state House Majority Leader Lynn Kessler also will speak, along with Peninsula College Board of Trustees Chair Mike Glenn, English Emeritus Faculty Fred Thompson, Peninsula College President Luke Robins, Lower Elwha tribal member and scholarship recipient Roger Tinoco-Wheeler, Makah tribal member William Melville and former Trustee Karen Gates Hildt.

Kessler, a Hoquiam Democrat, stepped down in 2010 after 18 years representing the 24th District, which includes the North Olympic Peninsula.

Keegan Hall, formerly known as the Science and Technology Building (M Building), was constructed in 2007 when Keegan was president of Peninsula College.

The hall contains a lecture hall, 13 labs, five classrooms, faculty offices and two conference rooms in separate wings, a science wing and a technology wing.

Keegan served as Peninsula College president from 2001 to February of this year.

On Jan. 10, trustees voted unanimously to rename the Science and Technology Building as Keegan Hall in his honor.

Keegan led the college through dramatic enrollment growth, a transformation of the teaching and learning environment, and a $120 million capital construction campaign, which restored or replaced 75 percent of campus facilities, including the construction of the first Longhouse on a community college campus in the nation.

At the time of the board's recognition, Keegan said, “I am very honored and humbled to be recognized in this manner.

“My years at Peninsula College have been very rewarding and inspiring for me.

“I am grateful for this honor and feel very fortunate to have worked with such dedicated and considerate board members, as well as the many wonderful college faculty and staff.”

Last modified: November 07. 2012 6:03PM
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