Class of 2007 Colleagues-
The class gift has been a long standing tradition at Rensselaer.
It represents a kind of philanthropy that exhibits loyalty
and devotion to an institution. From the clock in the Hassan
Quad, to the ’86 Gym, to the stone sign on the corner of 15th
and Sage Ave, they will forever be landmarks on campus that
signify a classes’ existence at Rensselaer. The Class of 2007
will continue that tradition in hopes of capturing the spirit
of its class and it provides an opportunity for the members
of the graduating class to say thank you and to help make
Rensselaer a better place for current and future students.
The Class of 2007 has chosen
to do cosmetic improvements on the 15th Street Footbridge.
This decision has come about through the process of the Senior
Survey in which seniors where asked what they would like to
see as the Class of 2007 gift. The idea of improving the look
of the bridge was widely expressed in those surveys and so
it was only fitting that the class pursue this endeavor.
It’s hard not to notice all the
changes that are occurring on campus; everything from the
up-and-coming EMPAC to the renovation of the Union. The 15th
Street Footbridge is a vital part of the campus. It’s something
that any and all students have walked on at some point during
their time at Rensselaer. On any given day hundreds of students/faculty/staff
walk over this bridge.
It’s a stranger to no one that
the footbridge is in need of modernizing. With all the improvements
going on around campus, it’s only appropriate that this essential
landmark be revitalized as well! And so the mission of the
Class of 2007 is to leave an imprint on a landmark that will
stand the test of time!