Worthington Scranton wins two community awards for building projects

Over the past year, Penn State Worthington Scranton has undergone some major changes, the most noticeable being the addition of a new high-tech Business Building in the upper section of the campus.

The Dawson Building, the first building ever constructed on the campus, also underwent major changes with a full-scale renovation of its third floor biology lab. The former lab was completely gutted to make way for a modern facility that meets the technology, research and educational demands of its students and faculty, and continue to meet those demands for years to come.

These two projects, both completed just before the university’s fall semester began, were recognized recently by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, which honored these endeavors with Pride and Progress Awards.

The new Business Building offers students and the corporate community a tiered lecture hall, technology classrooms, a Wall Street-style trading floor, and video conferencing capabilities, as well as small breakout rooms for individual and small group study use, a conference room, and a centralized office area for the campus' business faculty.

The new biology lab features an enhanced teaching station equipped with a variety of technologically-advanced instructional devices, integrated student work stations, new equipment and work models, as well as increased storage space.

Since 1975, the Scrnaton Chamber has recognized Lackawanna County's public and private sector operations for upgrading their establishments, improving the appearance of their respective neighborhoods and beautifying the region. Awards are made in a variety of categories.

Penn State Worthington Scranton’s business building was recognized in the New Construction category, while its biology lab was honored in the Interior Renovations category.

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Last Updated November 16, 2009