Ready. Set. Celebrate!
Randolph-Macon College will dedicate the
John B. Werner Pavilion and the new
Day Field on Saturday, September 8, 2012.
The John B. Werner Pavilion
“This is indeed cause for celebration,” says R-MC President Robert R. Lindgren.
“The campus is more dynamic than ever with the addition of the Werner Pavilion and
the new Day Field.”
The dedication of the John B. Werner Pavilion at the McGraw-Page Library will
take place at 10:00 a.m. This exciting addition to the R-MC campus
is named for Trustee Emeritus and Honorary Degree Recipient Dr. John B. Werner ’53.
RSVP for the Werner Pavilion
John Werner ’53
Werner, whose service to the college includes 20 years as a member of the Board
of Trustees, has 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.
He retired in 2007 as the executive director of the Robert G. Cabell III and Maude
Morgan Cabell Foundation, a position he had held since 1993. He retired from Sovran
Financial Corporation in 1991 as the vice chairman after a 33-year banking career.
Werner and his wife Anita fund the annual
British debaters’ visit to R-MC, and they annually sponsor an on-campus
performance by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.
R-MC’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter is supported through a generous endowment
from the Werners, and at the annual Phi Beta Kappa Induction ceremony, the John
B. and Anita S. Werner Award is given to one or two PBK graduating seniors. Additionally,
the McGraw-Page Library benefits from a generous
endowment set up by the Werners.
The John B. Werner Pavilion
The John B. Werner Pavilion will offer two spaces for faculty and student use. The
first floor, named in honor of Hardaway Abernathy ’39, will be
open 24/7 for student study and will house a small café. Tables, seating and a large
table with a flat-screen computer will provide a range of study spaces. The second
floor includes a high-tech classroom named in honor of Professor Emeritus George
Brown Oliver ’49.
Construction of the Werner Pavilion was made possible by a lead gift from the Robert
G. Cabell III and Maude Morgan Cabell Foundation.
The dedication of the new Day Field will take place at 11:00 a.m.
Director of Athletics Jeff Burns ’87 will serve as emcee.
Day Field is named for Bible Professor Frank L. Day, who gave the land for these
athletic fields in 1937.The new Day Field has a turf playing surface, stadium lights,
new brick walkways, a new press box, visitor stands, and a walking track. It is
surrounded on the north side by
Andrews Residence Hall and will be surrounded on the south side by the future
Birdsong Residence Hall.
Day Field is home to Randolph-Macon’s football and men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse
Renovations to Day Field were made possible through the generous support of alumni,
parents, and Yellow Jacket fans.
Following the dedication, the Yellow Jackets Football Team will kick off the season
as they take on Averett University at 1:00 p.m. on Day Field. The
R-MC Concert Choir will perform the National Anthem.