Mussafer Hall, the new home to academic advising, career programming and success services at Newcomb-Tulane College, is dedicated on Friday, Sept. 28, before an enthusiastic crowd of Tulane supporters. For the first time, the most essential services for Tulane undergraduates are under one roof in the heart of the uptown campus.
Tulane University donors Marion and David Mussafer, third and fourth from left, cut the ribbon to officially dedicate Mussafer Hall, the new home to academic advising, career programming and success services at Newcomb-Tulane College. Also in the photo are, left to right, Luann Dozier, vice president for advancement, Doug Hertz, Board of Tulane chair, and Tulane President Mike Fitts, far right.
President Fitts, right, presents Marion and David Mussafer with an original watercolor of Mussafer Hall by artist Pio Lyons. The structure includes a historic renovation and new addition located on Gibson Quad among majestic oak trees.
T-shirts emblazoned with an illustration of Mussafer Hall were handed out during the celebration.
First-year students Olivia Mullaney, left, and Irene Partsuf step up for a free t-shirt following the ribbon-cutting.
The building visually connects the present and the past with 7,600 square feet of new space added to the 15,700-square-foot renovation of Tulane’s first dormitory (constructed in 1902 in the Dutch Renaissance style) which most recently housed the School of Social Work.