Construction completed on class of 2008's gift to Penn State

University Park, Pa.  – The gift of Penn State’s class of 2008, the Gateway Element at Atherton Street and Curtin Road, is now completed.

The gateway flanks the intersection as a welcoming point for visitors and the University community who enter the University Park campus near Rec Hall and the Nittany Lion Shrine. The structure was designed with materials and styles that complement other landmarks and entrances on campus, such as the Allen Street Gates, the Pugh Street Gates, and the Landmark Sign at Beaver Stadium, themselves senior class gifts.

“I'm so proud and excited as our gift takes its place on campus alongside decades’ worth of other memorable gifts,” said Rebecca Micelli, chair of the 2008 senior class gift committee. “This marks the continuance of an important Penn State tradition. It’s going to be very special for our class to return and see the gateway – something for which we united to make possible!"

The gateway was recognized during a dedication for the 2005, 2008 and 2009 senior class gifts, which took place on Friday, April 23.

About 2,500 graduating seniors from the class of 2008 contributed approximately $198,000 for the class gift, colleges, campuses, and student organizations. To learn more about Penn State’s senior class gift program, visit online.


Last Updated November 18, 2010