Trustee Deanna ’80 and John ’80 Oppenheimer P’11, P’14 gathered with over 125 guests including their children Jeni Oppenheimer ’11 and James Oppenheimer ’14, family, friends, fellow alumni, university leadership, faculty, and staff to commemorate the dedication of Oppenheimer Hall during Summer Reunion Weekend 2015.
During the dedication event, President Ron Thomas delivered remarks and shared the story of the Oppenheimers’ remarkable service and commitment. The special ceremony also featured comments from Brittany Walker ’15, a recent graduate who had lived in the hall and had served as part of the college’s resident life staff while a student at Puget Sound. In addition to the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, the festivities continued as family and friends celebrated the newly-dedicated residence hall with a party and live music with Shelley and the Curves and enjoyed the opportunity to stay overnight in the hall.
The residence hall, constructed in 1958 and formerly known as University Hall, was named in honor of the Oppenheimers for their lifelong service and support of Puget Sound. The Oppenheimers, who graduated from University of Puget Sound and went on to high-profile careers in banking and hospitality, have been actively engaged alumni since the early 1980s. The dedication of the hall was held in conjunction with the Oppenheimers 35th class reunion. Read more about Oppenheimer Hall.