Construction of The Wellness Center
Community gathers to celebrate
the First Stages
Dr. Stephen J. Sweeny and the Office of
Campus Ministry led members of the College Community in a
Prayer Service of New Beginnings at the Wellness Center Site on Monday, June 19.
More than 200 members of the CNR Community joined in this special
blessing at the site of the Wellness Center.
Joining President Sweeny in this blessing were
Campus Ministry Director Helen Wolf; Father Joseph
Flynn, OFM Cap, Chaplain; Dean Elza Dinwiddie-Boyd of the School
of New Resources; Dean Donna Demarest of the School of Nursing; Marga
Taylor, Assistant Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences; Kari
Black, Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School; Mona Steward,
Staff Assistant at the School of New Resources Brooklyn Campus; and
Administrative Assistant at the School of New Resources Rosa Parks
Also attending the service were Michael
Cuomo, President of Appleby Construction Management, who is our
"owners’ representative," and Joie Machado, Project Engineer for
Andron Construction, the firm that will be building the Wellness Center.
When completed, CNR’s interdisciplinary center
will integrate all aspects of health and wellness education in a
holistic manner. The ecological design of the building as a metaphor
for wellness will be eligible for certification by the U.S. Green
Building Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.