January 15 proved to be an historical day in Santa Catalina's history. With a break in the rain, the sunshine was bright as the Mathematics and Science Center was dedicated and officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Study Hall was full with more than 300 attending the dedication ceremony, which included comments from architect Pam Anderson-Brulé '76; Mike Avila of Avila Construction; and Nonie B. Ramsay '71, chair of the Board of Trustees. Most importantly, it provided an opportunity to thank Lauren B. Dachs '67 of the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and Jenny Johnson of the Johnson family, for their long-standing loyalty and generosity, which made the Mathematics and Science Center possible.
The highlight of the dedication was the unveiling of the center's official name: The Sister Claire and Sister Christine Mathematics and Science Center. Honoring their 44 years of service to Santa Catalina School, the surprise dedication was a delight to both Sister Claire and Sister Christine, as well as those in attendance. The center will stand as a reminder to their belief in and support of education for girls for many years to come.
Look for more about the dedication and the Sister Claire and Sister Christine Mathematics and Science Center in the spring issue of the Bulletin.