– Facilities Enhance Campus Wellness Initiative and Benefit Entire Campus Community –
HONOLULU, HI (September 10, 2014) — Chaminade University has enhanced its campus-wide wellness initiative with the unveiling of new facilities, including segregated men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers, adjacent to the Carlson Fitness Center in Kieffer Hall. Students, faculty and staff are reveling the new facilities since the blessing event last month, which was held in conjunction with New Student Orientation. Activities included traditional Hawaiian and Catholic blessings and tours of the new facilities. Partners, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), were also on hand to distribute wellness information and healthy snacks.
“We are extremely grateful to our ‘hui’ of donors who supported this project from the very beginning when we originally began plans for implementing our campus wellness initiative,” said Bro. Bernard J. Ploeger, S.M., Ph.D., Chaminade University President. “Our University community now has a place to keep their belongings and shower after they work out in the fitness center.”
The collective group of donors who gifted a total of $700,000 for the construction of the facilities are: Ms. Jeanne A. Anderson, Regent; Ms. Jean E. Rolles, Regent and Alumna, MBA ’93; Mr. and Mrs. Willibrord K. Tallett, Regent and Alumnus, BS ’61; and Professor Thomas C. Wesselkamper. A previous gift of Ms. Rolles also funded the purchase of new equipment for the Carlson Fitness Center.
“On behalf of the group, we are so pleased to have the opportunity to support Chaminade in this capacity,” said Rolles. “As a board member and alumna, it is very special for me to be a part of the transformative progress that the University has made over the years and to see how it benefits the current students and the rest of the Chaminade `ohana.”
Celebrating nearly 60 years of educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University offers programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. Visit www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711.###
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