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SSA Dedicates the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation


Shady Side Academy dedicated its new Senior School science building, the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation, on Friday, May 18, 2018. The ceremony began with remarks from Academy President Tom Cangiano, Jeff McIlroy '86 (on behalf of his parents, Peter '61 and Pam McIlroy, and family), Campaign for Shady Side Co-Chairs Lou Plung '80 and Rob Mullin '93, and Board of Trustees Chair Mike Hannon '74 and Chair-Elect Jon Kamin '91. The ribbon was officially cut by Jeff McIlroy and Bruce Weigand '65, alongside their wives, Erica and Barbara, as well as Robert and Megan Glimcher, Cangiano, Hannon and Kamin. A festive reception followed inside, including student-led tours of the building. Read more and view photos and video.

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