Long Awaited Alumni Center Now Open
The welcome mat is out at
the campus home to SDSU's more than 200,000 alumni! The Parma Payne
Goodall Alumni Center celebrated its grand opening during homecoming
Saturday, October 17 (2009).
With the theme “There’s No Place Like
Home,” the event attracted more than 500 celebrants. Police closed
55th Street to accommodate the crowds for the traditional ribbon
cutting and special unveiling of the new Alumni Aztec statue at the
center of the building's striking rotunda.
ceremony featured some of SDSU’s most prominent alumni including the
center's namesakes Leon Parma ('51), Bob Payne ('55) and Jack Goodall ('60). Adding a
festive atmosphere to the celebration were the Aztec Warrior, SDSU
Cheer Squad, and the Aztec Pep Band.
Several campus and
community dignitaries, alumni, SDSU faculty, staff, and students toured
the 30,000-square-foot, two-story alumni center during a special open
house held after the dedication. Visitors wandered from room to room
checking out the facility's many special features including donor
plaques, pavers and a campus time line.
The $11 million Parma
Payne Goodall Alumni Center was funded entirely through private