Massive construction season for St. Thomas University

9:38 PM, Jun 9, 2010   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. --  It's the biggest construction project in the history of Saint Thomas University and when completed in 2012, it will make the corner of Cretin and Summit Avenue the cornerstone of the school's campus.

The space at Cretin and Summit has been nothing more than a parking lot for years, but over the next two, it will slowly transform into the Anderson Student Center, named after Lee and Penny Anderson who made a $60 million donation to the school.

"The student center is really the living room of the campus. It's a place for faculty and alumni, along with others to come together," said Mark Dienhart of St. Thomas.

The student center, athletic complex and parking ramp are among the priorities of "Opening Doors," St. Thomas' $500 million capital campaign to spruce up the campus.

So far about $390 million dollars have been raised.

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