Lead gift from McCaffery-Wagman-Wachenheim families supports health 和健康 at 电竞竞猜app
电竞竞猜app大学 is embarking on a new health, 健康, 健身, 网球, and athletics center, with the generous support of a family who has long supported the College.
Ed and Sue Wachenheim P’85, ’88, ’01; Amy Wachenheim McCaffery ’01 and Michael McCaffery; and College Trustee Kim Wachenheim Wagman ’88, P’15, and David Wagman P’15, a multigenerational family with a legacy of strong support for 电竞竞猜app, are offering the lead gift to 推进这一重要项目. 新中心将汇集 student health 和健康 support — including mental health and counseling; health promotion and education; physical 健身; 和健康 across the mind, body, and spirit — in a holistic approach to student health within a single complex on 电竞竞猜app’s 校园.
"We recognize that student health 和健康 are of the utmost importance on college 今天的校园. 电竞竞猜的家庭很自豪地支持电竞竞猜app的努力 sustain and strengthen students in 所有 aspects of their lives, from mental health 从体能到运动，”金·瓦肯海姆·瓦格曼说.
“We have a special connection with the College’s 网球 program and student-athletes,” 艾米·瓦肯海姆·麦卡弗里补充道.
“Over their decades of engagement with 电竞竞猜app, the Wachenheim family has developed 对学院不断发展的需求有敏锐的理解. 他们的慷慨反映的不是 only their deep and ongoing connection to the institution, but also an exciting vision for the future of health, 健康, 网球, and athletics here,” said President Conner. “This transformational gift will enable us to realize our aspiration to support thriving and successful 电竞竞猜app students through an integrated, holistic approach to health 和健康.”
The new structure, to be built alongside the existing Williamson Sports Center, will include 电竞竞猜app’s Health Center, the Counseling Center, and Office of Health Promotions, 目前位于校园的卫星空间. 新的健身中心将提供服务 the entire 电竞竞猜app community and combine state-of-the-art equipment, including free weights and cardio, with dedicated spaces for exercise 和健康 programming such 如瑜伽、冥想、集体健身、武术和旋转. 此外，一个ncaa级别的球员 网球 complex — including eight outdoor 网球 courts and four indoor courts, varsity athletic training spaces, and additional athletic support — will form a major part 关于项目.
“This is a long-awaited project that will support everyone in the 电竞竞猜app community,” said Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of 体育运动 Gail Cummings-Danson. “电竞竞猜致力于建设一个欢迎所有人的设施. 多样性, equity, inclusion, and sustainability will be the guiding principles of this project.”
New locker rooms and team meeting rooms will renew the College’s commitment to the student-athlete experience at 电竞竞猜app while investing in athletics facilities for 所有. The current 健身 center will be repurposed as a training facility exclusively for varsity athletics, enabling more dedicated space and programming for athletes 同时为休闲健身用户创造空间.
Foundational support for the project was made possible by a generous gift from Susan Kettering Williamson ’59, for whom the Williamson Sports Center is named. 这份礼物 specific所有y supports the 网球 complex that will be adjacent to the proposed health 还有健康中心. 新的室外球场计划于2023年完工.
President Conner said the entire project, which will be LEED-certified in line with 电竞竞猜app’s longstanding commitment to sustainability, could be finished as early as 2024.
该公告是在全面完成之后发布的 校园总体规划 今年早些时候的大学社区. 电竞竞猜app董事会提供 preliminary approval to the project in October and will review and finalize plans 在2023年2月的下一次会议上.
In addition to supporting the Wachenheim Field, Porter/Wachenheim Scholarships in Science and Mathematics, and the Wachenheim G所有ery at the 唐朝教学博物馆 and Art G所有ery, which bear the family’s name, the family has given generously to the Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences, the 电竞竞猜app基金, the Friends of 电竞竞猜app 田径，还有电竞竞猜app的捐赠基金. 有了这份礼物，这一传统得以延续.
“The Wachenheim family’s support of 电竞竞猜app over the years has impacted nearly every 学生生活的方方面面，”康纳校长说. “他们是真正的 great 电竞竞猜app families, supporting our mission of educating undergraduates and preparing 学生的生活有影响力和负责任的公民.”