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Salisbury University Patricia Guerrieri Academic Commons Opens

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SALISBURY, Md.- The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place Thursday for the Patricia Guerrieri Academic Commons (PLC) at Salisbury University. It was a day of celebration and history at the University. 

The new building is the largest academic building built in campus history. It masses 221,000 square-feet. It is the largest academic construction project since the campus was founded in 1925.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was celebrated amid a packed auditorium of faculty, students and family. Michael Guerrieri, Patricia Guerrieri's son officially cut the ribbon for the opening. Michael said his mother is surely smiling down on Salisbury University.

""She loved doing things for people, that was the main thing, she did stuff for many, many people little things thoughtful things and being able to give something like this, which will enable people to further their education and help so many people over a long period of time, I think she'd be really happy," Guerrieri said. 

Salisbury University President, Janet Dudley-Eshbach said the Academic Commons is a place students have really wanted. She said it's a place for students to gather, study and learn.

"This is the library of the future, this is a library. When we think of libraries we think of books, things that we can hold in our hands but we have many online resources as well, but in terms of computers, the numbers of computers and smart screens this in terms of technology is state of the art," Dudley-Eshbach said. 

Lauren Minghenelli is a senior and describes her experience inside the building.

"I was so overwhelmed, I looked around and I was like, I feel like I'm in an Apple store or something, The bright lights, it's a very welcoming community for sure and it was breath-taking honestly, everything I needs right here, it's so amazing," Minghenelli said. 

Students have been using the PLC for about a week. In addition to students, the building is open to the public as well.  




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