These Were Builders

Weigel Health Center

In the early years of the college, health services for students were rather limited but adequate for the size of the student body. .0 college developed into a more complex institution, it became more and more apparent that available health services facilities had become inadequate. Cn May 21, 1972, a new infirmary was dedicated in memory of the recently deceased Dr. Paul J. Weigel, director of the college healuh services. Thomas Quatroche, vice-president for student affaris, welcomed the faculty, students, and guests present for the occasion. In his dedicatory remarks, Dr. E.K. Fretwell, president of the college, remarked, "In years yet unknown, thousands of persons will use and benefit from the facilities of this building, and only those who long hoped for such a building can fully savor the gratitude that all feel for those who have made the building a reality. For years, many here present dreamed of a health center, and for most of the years, the dreams and plans seemed fruitless. Then the dream was realized - realized in part through efforts by the man we honor today. " Mike Evans, president of U.S.G. unveiled a portrait of the physician who met an untimely death before he saw his dream realized. Dr. Sarantos J. Yeostros, director of the Student Health Center, accepted the keys to the building from Mrs. Bruce R. Wallis, chairman of the Local College Council. The dedication ceremony ended with a Benediction by Rev. Donald L. Kirsch, S.J. , Canisius College.

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