John B. Werner Pavilion at the McGraw-Page Library
Randolph-Macon College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, December
3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. to mark the beginning of construction for the new John B. Werner
Pavilion at the McGraw-Page Library.
College officials worked with architects and staff to design a 3,300 square-foot
pavilion on the west side of the library. The Werner Pavilion will provide new learning
space for students. The first floor will offer a reading room which will allow 24-hour
access to students and the second floor of the pavilion will include a high-tech
classroom. The entire Pavilion can be cordoned off from the main library and accessed
through an outside entrance.
The Pavilion is named in honor of Dr. John B. Werner ’53 who has served for 20 years
as a member of the college’s Board
of Trustees; he was also named Trustee Emeritus in 2003. Werner also served
as a member of the Board of Directors of the
Society of Alumni and is a member of the Presidents Society and the Heritage
Society. Werner is one of 33 elite alumni who have made contributions to Randolph-Macon
for over 50 years. In 2005, R-MC bestowed the honorary Doctor of Laws degree on
Werner, and in May 2009 he was presented with the Society of Alumni award for his
distinguished service to the college.
Each year, the John B. and Anita S. Werner Phi Beta Kappa Award is given to a senior
or seniors newly elected to Phi Beta Kappa, for exemplary service to the college
community and outstanding contributions to campus life.
The Warner Pavilion addition is expected to be completed in July 2012.
For more information about ways to financially support the new Werner Library Pavilion,
contact Myra Legg, Executive Director of Development at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 752-8502.