by Terry Gearing, Director, University Relations, John D. MacArthur Campus
The John D. MacArthur campus continues its phenomenal growth with the addition of two buildings: the long-awaited Wilkes Psychology Building (below) and the extraordinary Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Lifelong Learning Complex (above).
The Wilkes Psychology Building was funded through the generosity of the late George Cornell in memory of his wife Harriet L. Wilkes. The 9,900-square-foot building includes classroom space, labs and offices. It will house psychology faculty from the Wilkes Honors College and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.
The Rosenthal Lifelong Learning Complex is made up of three buildings, totaling 22,000 square feet. It includes the 500-seat, state-of-the-art Tamar & Milton Maltz Center for Education and the Pearl Perloff East and West Halls. Large classrooms and administrative offices complete the complex.
Funding for the three-building complex was raised by Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) members including a very successful “Take Your Seat” campaign. Although LLS students are already enjoying the new facility, a formal grand opening is scheduled for Jan. 8.
Just as the construction debris clears, a new project — a 33,000-square-foot addition to the FAU/Scripps Research Facility — will begin. The wing will allow Scripps Florida to continue recruitment of talented scientists and staff while awaiting construction of their permanent facility in western Palm Beach County. Campus facilities now encompass 16 buildings on 45 acres of the 135-acre property.
Did you know?
Six of the University’s eight colleges are represented on the John D. MacArthur campus, which now offers 23 baccalaureate and seven master's degree programs, plus one specialist's degree and four certificate programs.