At Northern Michigan University
in Marquette, a major new building project is underway.
Groundbreaking was held on the new Beaumier Alumni Welcome and U.P. Heritage Center recently, and construction began September 21.
The new alumni center is named for its patron, Dr. John Beaumier, a retired orthopedic surgeon and NMU alumnus who contributed $1 million to the NMU Foundation to build it.
It is made up of an addition to the existing Gries Hall and renovations to portions of its first floor, which will include a reception area, exhibition space for the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, which will be moving over from Cohodas Hall, instructional space, a seminar room, staff offices, archives, storage space an an exhibit preparation area for the Heritage Center.
Part of the construction also will include a new rotunda entrance facing Seventh Street.
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Northern Michigan University