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New academic center to be named for Parker Hannifin.

February 03, 2015


Ursuline College to Name New Academic Center for Parker Hannifin

February 3, 2015- Pepper Pike, OH – A Recent gift totaling $2.0 million from the Parker Hannifin Foundation has helped Ursuline College successfully complete its fundraising campaign and continue construction of two new major campus buildings:  the Center for the Creative and Healing Arts & Sciences and an Athletic Center. In recognition of Parker Hannifin’s outstanding support, Ursuline College is proud to announce the naming of the Parker Hannifin Center for the Creative and Healing Arts & Sciences.  

The Cleveland-headquartered global leader in motion and control technologies, Parker Hannifin Corporation has had a long-standing relationship with the College having been supporters of Ursuline since the 1960s. “We are most grateful for the generous support of the Parker Hannifin Foundation and we are indeed honored to have the Parker Hannifin name on our newest academic center. Parker Hannifin is synonymous with excellence in their industry as we are in the higher education of women. Our students will be the main beneficiaries of their generosity,” said Ursuline’s President, Sr. Diana Stano, OSU, Ph.D. 

“Parker is very pleased to support the development of Ursuline’s new center for the creative and healing arts and sciences facility,” said Don Washkewicz, Chairman of The Board for Parker Hannifin. “Ursuline College is dedicated to the advancement of healthcare in our community and beyond and we are fortunate to be able to play a part in that journey.” 

The Parker Hannifin Center for the Creative and Healing Arts & Sciences will include the prestigious Breen School of Nursing and the Art Therapy and Counseling Program, two of the College’s most recognized programs. The three story building totaling 22,000 square feet will provide state-of-the art teaching and learning space for nursing and art therapy and counseling students. The Center will include a high-tech simulation laboratory, a skills lab and a health assessment lab for nursing and several large art labs, small group art labs and a 3D/clay multi-media room with kilns for art therapy and counseling. There are also general classrooms, conference rooms and offices in the new Center.  

The dedication of the Parker Hannifin Center, along with the new athletic center, will take place on June 10, 2015. This celebration will recognize the generous support of corporations, foundations, trustees, alumnae and friends, and the growing reputation of the quality of an Ursuline College education.

About Ursuline: As a Catholic liberal arts College, focusing on women, Ursuline welcomes students into an academically challenging and values-based environment. Recognized for distinguished programs in nursing, fashion, social work and education, Ursuline offers more than 30 undergraduate and ten graduate degrees in four schools including arts and sciences, nursing, professional studies and graduate studies.







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