Freya Nelson – Staff Writer
Following the official approval of the $60 million Lund Center renovations on February 18, 2021, the College has been working diligently to maintain progress. On April 9, 2021 the official groundbreaking on the project took place. The Gustavus Administration released the news via their social media platforms with a picture of several staff members, including College President Rebecca M. Bergman, breaking the soon-to-be-renovated ground with gold-colored shovels and a few smiles.
The groundbreaking event began with a blessing from Gustavus Chaplain Siri Erickson and was followed by remarks from several Gustavus staff members, including Athletic Director Tom Brown and Professor of Health and Exercise Science Hayley Russell, on the importance and history of the Lund Center. There has been much anticipation surrounding the project and the groundbreaking milestone was greatly celebrated by all of the members of the College that have worked tirelessly to make it happen.