President's Report 2018-2019 - Page 5

It’s an exciting time to be a part of the GMercyU community. With the addition of East Campus and the construction of our new Loop Road and walkways complete, the future is full of innovative and endless possibilities. CAMPUS ENHANCEMENT PROJECT Gwynedd Mercy University celebrated the completion of its Loop Road Project with an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 3. The Loop Road Project is a part of the University’s “Pathways to Success” initiative, launched to promote multimodal transportation and increase safety on campus. The University was awarded a $1 million grant through the Commonwealth Finance Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund to complete the project. The new Loop Road and walkway now connects GMercyU’s Admissions House and Alexandria Hall, one of the University’s four residence halls. In addition, a new pedestrian walkway was added along the campus’ Assumption Drive, providing a quick and safe walkway to and from the Admissions House, the Hobbit House, and the campus core. The project also included the closing of a section of Assumption Drive to vehicle traffic and transforming it into a grassy oasis for students, faculty, staff and visitors to enjoy. A new rain garden between Assumption Hall and Connelly Faculty Center now efficiently drains rainwater into nearby soil. PRESIDENT’S REPORT 3