More than 300 alumni, friends, students, and community leaders attended an anniversary celebration Wednesday for Lindenwood University's Belleville Campus, which included a groundbreaking for Lindenwood's new Welcome Center.
"Lindenwood is a very welcoming community and I think it is only appropriate that our first construction project is a welcome center," said Bladdick. "We are honored to have such wonderful support from the community."
Lindenwood’s 3,000-square-foot Welcome Center will be attached to the school’s auditorium, which itself underwent a full renovation in 2005 and is currently used to host community performances and social events. The center will feature an expanded lobby area, additional restrooms, a small café, and exhibition and reception space upon its completion in 2010.