Salve Regina to dedicate Wallace Commons
The centrally-located common area in the O’Hare Academic Building will be named in honor of the late David and Jean Wallace, longtime Salve Regina benefactors whose deep and consistent support touched every area of campus life.
All members of the University community are invited to attend the official dedication of Wallace Commons, which will be held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 in O’Hare. Representatives from the Salve Regina community and members of the Wallace family will offer remarks and reflections.
For more than 30 years, the Wallaces took a personal interest in Salve Regina’s success, supporting the renovation, restoration and construction of 12 campus buildings and underwriting everything from scholarships to the Seahawk sailing team.
“The Wallace family’s guidance and gifts have left an indelible mark on Salve Regina,” said Michael Semenza, vice president for university relations and advancement. “This honor pays tribute to their dedication, passion and embodiment of the mercy mission. Their visionary generosity continues to shape the University’s future through impactful philanthropy and a commitment to all that our students can achieve.”