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A Haven Where Artists, Musicians and Performers Give Glory to God

By Hallet Graham ’17

Homecoming 2017 was a time of reunion, celebration and remembering those who have gone before us. Perhaps the quintessential event of the weekend was the dedication of the Murphy Fine Arts Center. Named in honor of Carole C. Murphy, mother of Tim Murphy ‘78 and grandmother of Kristie ‘07 and Caitlin ‘12 Murphy, the building is a place where artists, creative thinkers, designers and problem solvers use their talents to enhance the lives of others and the communities they serve.

In his dedication of the building, Rev. Greg Lucey, SJ, remarked that “this facility is a spectacular structure on our campus, but it is all the more enchanting inside. It is a haven for artists, musicians and performers alike. It’s a place where students express themselves and give glory to God through their talents.”

The celebration was an opportunity for the College community to recognize Elin ‘78 and Tim Murphy’s distinguished philanthropy and express gratitude for all who made the Murphy Fine Arts Center a reality. In honor of the building’s namesake, a piece of Carole Murphy’s art will be permanently displayed in the Center so that all who enter will know her work and legacy.

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