LOCK HAVEN - It was a day of thanks and congratulations all around as the ribbon was officially cut in front of Fairview Suites at Lock Haven University Thursday morning.
A crowd of 75 or more enjoyed pleasant weather as dignitaries from the community and the university spoke about the 205,000 square-foot, about block-long student housing complex that rose along North Fairview Street in a little more than a year.
The facility opened its doors for the first time to students this fall, in fact, really just about two weeks before classes began this past Monday.
Above, Keith Barrows, Beth Riccardo, Dr. Michael Fiorentino Jr., Guy Graham and Richard Vilello cut the ribbon to the new LHU Fairview Suites building Thursday morning. Below, ribbon-cutting attendees tour the lobby of Fairview Suites after the ceremony. The new suites are now home to many LHU students.
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Built by the nonprofit LHU Foundation and managed by the university, the $43 million Fairview Suites is designed for the future.
Beth Riccardo, a member of the Foundation board, said this first student housing partnership between LHU and the Foundation will help to "bring the brightest and the best to the university."
"It's more than a pretty building on campus," said Keith Barrows, executive director of the Foundation.
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