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Bill Furman, Trustee of the Joyce Furman Memorial Trust, with former dean Sam Stern in front of Joyce Collin Furman Hall.
President Edward J. Ray, Cindie Furman, Bill Furman, and College of Education Dean Larry Flick.
Larry Flick visits with Janet Pease '60.
Former dean Sam Stern shows off the Dixie Luana Wooton Kenney Atrium to guests.
Education student Ashley Barnes '13 makes remarks during the ceremony.
Student Sam Settelmeyer '14 leads guests on a tour of Furman Hall.
Lindell Johnson '71 with the plaque recognizing her gift to Furman Hall in honor of her mother.
Pat Reser '60, Co-chair of The Campaign for OSU, describes the impact of the campaign.
Historic photos of the former Education Hall were on display during the opening celebration.
Education Hall, originally built in 1902, re-opened as Joyce Collin Furman Hall in January 2012, following a complete renovation. An iconic structure at the campus’ east entrance, the renovated building blends historic charm with high-tech touches. The exterior seismic upgrades were funded by the state, and the interior renovations were made possible by the generosity of private donors, including a $2 million gift from William A. Furman through the Joyce N. Furman Memorial Trust.
Designed by Fletcher Farr Ayotte, Inc., the building is LEED Silver equivalent and is much more efficient with new insulation, water-saving fixtures, and a dependence on natural lighting. According to project managers at Fortis Construction, Inc., of Portland, Ore., the renovation has been nearly waste-free through the reuse and recycling of materials.
A public ceremony on April 17 welcomed more than 100 friends and donors to campus for the official grand opening.
Furman Hall is named in memory of Joyce Collin Furman ’65, who received her teaching degree in math education at OSU. Her husband, William A. Furman, made the lead gift to honor Joyce, who was an Oregon philanthropist and a strong advocate for homeless youth. Joyce Furman served on the OSU Foundation’s Campaign Steering Committee for several years, guiding the fundraising efforts for The Campaign for OSU.