26 Apr HU Science Hall Named in Honor of Dr. Dowden
The Huntington University Science Hall, which opened in 2002, has a new name: the Dowden Science Hall, in honor of Dr. G. Blair Dowden, who will retire on May 31 after 22 years as president of the university.
The renaming came Thursday night, April 25, during a special ceremony. Both Dr. and Mrs. Dowden were also named President Emeritus and First Lady Emerita, respectively, by the Board of Trustees.
“We will remember the two of you and will be forever grateful,” said Dr. C. Ray Miller, former UB bishop and former chairman of the HU Board of Trustees.
The state-of-the-art Dowden Science Hall is home to the university’s programs in nursing, mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, pre-med, and environmental science. It is the most significant building project to occur during Dr. Dowden’s presidency, which began in 1991.