Grand Opening: Golisano Community Engagement Center

Grand Opening of the Golisano Community Engagement Center

Please join us for the grand opening with Roberts Wesleyan University President, Dr. Deana L. Porterfield, community partners, dignitaries and friends.

The new Golisano Community Engagement Center will serve as a student gathering space and it will house the Community Institutes at Roberts Wesleyan University.

We are excited to start the year in this new building that we anticipate will be a hub of learning, campus culture, connection and partnership with the Greater Rochester community.

Program Details for Monday, January 23, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. :

  • Welcome: Deana L. Porterfield, President, Roberts Wesleyan University
  • Greetings: Joseph Morelle, Congressman; Adam Bello, Monroe County Executive
  • Music: Roberts Wesleyan University Chorale; Adam Potter, Conductor
  • Expressions of Appreciation: Terry R. Taber, Chair, Board of Trustees; Carrie Starr, Executive Director, Community Institutes; Autumn Dillow, Student Body President
  • Recognition of B. Thomas Golisano: Deana L. Porterfield, President
  • Prayer of Dedication: Gerald Coleman, Campus Pastor
  • Ribbon Cutting

Celebrate with Us

Watching Instructions & Guidelines

For Alumni & Community Members joining us virtually:

  • Join us on our Roberts Wesleyan University Facebook and YouTube channels at 11:00 a.m. to celebrate with us live for a 30 minute program to mark this special occasion!
  • Share your thoughts on how this building will benefit Roberts and Rochester using #lifeatroberts on social media.

For Students, Faculty, Staff, Invited Guests and Administration joining us on campus:

  • If you are attending in person:
    • Gather at the Golisano Community Engagement Center, the program starts at 11 a.m.
    • Take a self-guided tour of the building after the program.
    • Take a photo anywhere in the new building to share on social media using #lifeatroberts.
    • The Advancement team, staff and students will be available throughout the building for conversation and questions.

Tag @robertswesleyanuniversity on social media or use #lifeatroberts

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