A Big Thank-You for a Big Job

Posted: January 15, 2014

When an electrical explosion filled the Hammermill Center with smoke at 10:43 p.m. on December 23, no one knew the extent of the damage or what it would take to restore the beloved and historic site.


What it took was the courage of first responders and the almost superhuman work of dozens of contractors, subcontractors, volunteers and Gannon staffers, working almost around the clock to complete the work by the time classes resumed this past Monday.


Incredibly, the work was completed, and as a way of showing the gratitude of the University to everyone involved, a short ceremony will take place during the halftime of the man's basketball contest with Indiana University of PA on Wednesday, January 15.


Gannon President Keith Taylor, Ph.D. and Vice President Linda Wagner will honor the first responders from the Erie Fire and Police Departments and others as a way of saying thank you for a job well and quickly done.