Oct. 30, 2004
a gala evening event Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Marina
Inn in South Sioux City, Neb. To date, Morningside
has already secured pledges and cash in excess of
President John Reynders said, “Morningside
College is poised on the threshold of an exciting future.
We’ve worked hard to get where we are today. This
is truly our moment: our plan is in place, and the momentum
is building. With the support of our alumni and friends,
we will make Morningside one of the best private residential
colleges in the Midwest.”
According to Reynders,
increasing student scholarships, annual support, and the endowment
is paramount in the college’s long-range planning. Today
nearly all of Morningside’s students receive financial
The overall goals for “This is Our Moment: The Campaign
for Morningside College” are as follows:
|Improving the campus &
Olsen Student Center
Campus master design plan
Extensive renovation of the college’s
two oldest , the Lillian E. Dimmitt Residence Hall,
built in 1927, and Roadman Hall, built in 1953, including
a new two-story vestibule in Dimmitt and enhanced living
areas and air conditioning and other infrastructure
improvements in both halls, with the total investment
estimated at $3.2 million.
Remodeling of the interior of the, built in 1962, to include
a modern food court and improved community meeting facilities.
Hall new design
Refurbishing of the , built in 1949, including new roof
and windows, new front doors, new lighting on the court, new
restrooms, new coaches’ offices, and new heating and
of the during the summer of 2005; Phase I was completed this
Completion of the , including
moving parking from the center to the edge of campus,
moving the president’s house to campus, and replacing
pavement with inviting lawns and benches, creating a
new campus mall for outdoor performances and classes.
design for central mall
Continued , including
faculty development, student workshops, and infrastructure
improvements, to provide the global networking tools
that today’s students need.
Lillian Lopéz works with
in the freshman Passport class.
Additionally, construction of the
$3.2-million Joan L. and Norman W. Waitt, Sr., Apartments
and the Donald E. Poppen Apartments, was completed in August
2003. A $2.5 million gift from The
Kind World Foundation, a non-profit organization
located in Dakota Dunes, S.D., and established by Norman
W. Waitt, Jr., made these apartments possible.
The evening program included the premiere of the video, “This
is Our Moment,” produced by G.R.
Lindblade and Co. of Sioux City. Architectural
drawings included in the video were done by Cannon
Moss Brygger & Associates, P.C.,
also of Sioux City.
Nancy Metz, resident of
Dakota Dunes, S.D., and member of the college’s board
of directors, organized and led the event. She also serves
as chair of the campaign’s Siouxland Business Gifts
Jim Walker, 1970 Morningside graduate and resident
of Wayzata, Minn., serves as chair of the Campaign Steering
Committee. Lucy Buhler,
1956 Morningside graduate and resident of Edmonds, Wash.;
serves as chair of the Annual Fund Campaign, and Russ
Olson, 1976 Morningside graduate and resident of
West Des Moines, Iowa, serves as chair of the Alumni Gifts
Thomas M. Rice, Morningside’s
vice president for advancement, leads a development staff
of six, including: Fred Erbes,
director of gift planning; Brendyn
Richards, director of annual fund;
Randy Hansen and Kari
Bull, regional development officers; Jeanie
Dolphin, manager of development services, and
Lisa Murphy, administrative assistant.
For more information on “This is Our Moment: The Campaign
for Morningside College,” go to Support
Morningside or call 712-274-5222.