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Concrete Pour Brings ‘Garden’ Project Closer to Completion

As concrete flows down the chute into reinforced forms constructed last week, students scramble into action in this view from the Campus Center roof.
As concrete flows down the chute into reinforced forms constructed last week, students scramble into action in this view from the Campus Center roof.
Franklin H. Reber adds to his Concrete Construction students' hands-on instruction through a keen eye sharpened by years of field experience.
Franklin H. Reber adds to his Concrete Construction students’ hands-on instruction through a keen eye sharpened by years of field experience.
The School of Construction & Design Technologies vehicle provides an apt backdrop for the bustling jobsite, where students polish their skills today while leaving a landmark for years to come.
The School of Construction & Design Technologies vehicle provides an apt backdrop for the bustling jobsite, where students polish their skills today while leaving a landmark for years to come.
Students and mentor use a variety of tools to spread and smooth the concrete during Wednesday's pour.
Students and mentor use a variety of tools to spread and smooth the concrete during Wednesday’s pour.
The project will eventually tie all three pads into a singular commemorative space.
The project will eventually tie all three pads into a singular commemorative space.

Students poured the first of three concrete pads Wednesday for Penn College’s Recognition Garden, under construction on the Bush Campus Center lawn. The project – a collaboration of faculty, students and General Services staff – is a successor to the honorary and memorial bricks that border the main entrance to campus. The second pad will be poured Friday and the third on Monday; students will then start constructing forms for the 6-foot vertical concrete wedges that will hold the commemorative plaques.