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Exciting news for the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester

By: Dana Eagle 

Spring is in the air and all kinds of exciting things are happening on the University of Rochester campus! 

Recently the University of Rochester’s Board of Trustees has approved the construction of a new home for the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, President Joel Seligman announced earlier this month. The building will be named in memory of the late Raymond F. LeChase, founder of LeChase Construction Services, LLC, who was a pioneer in the Rochester construction community, renowned philanthropist, and dedicated supporter of education.

 The Warner School of Education, founded in 1958, is involved in several education reform projects in the Rochester community. Many of these projects will greatly benefit from the new facilities. In particular, the Warner School launched the new Horizons Summer Program in 2010 to help Rochester children improve their academic performance, raise their personal aspirations, and discover a love of learning. With the new building, Horizons will become a demonstration site that helps to strengthen Warner’s teacher preparation program, and the School will gradually expand the program to include grades kindergarten through eighth, eventually serving nearly 150 students each summer as an integral part of the University’s commitment to the Rochester community.

We are very excited for the Warner School and the University of Rochester, and are looking forward to the completion of the new Raymond F. LeChase Hall, tentatively scheduled to open January 2013.

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