Diana Center Ribbon-Cutting

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Jung Hee Hyun ’13, class president; Bo Yun Park ’12, class president; Katie Palillo, SGA president; Anna Quindlen; Dr. P. Roy Vagelos; official ribbon-cutter Diana Vagelos; President Spar; Lara Avsar ’11, class president; Chelsea Zimmerman ’10, class president; and Dean Denburg.

Diana Vagelos admires her souvenir of the special day.

Sunglasses were in order for Vivian Taylor, chief of staff and VP of community development, and communications head writer Beth Saidel.

Thumbs up! Stephanie Tarras ’10 and Marci Leveillee ’10

Diana Vagelos and Anna Quindlen

Students stand at the windows to see and hear President Spar.

Outdoor seating was provided in The Millicent McIntosh Terrace at the entrance to the Diana. The terrace honors Millicent Carey McIntosh, Barnard’s dean from 1947-52, then president until 1962.

Lisa Gamsu, VP, administration and capital planning, flanked by Diana Center architects Michael Manfredi and Marion Weiss

Students received berets in their class color. Seniors wore yellow: Giselle Leon, Kimberly Wu, Amy Chen, and Sharmin Ahmed with Dean Denburg

Dina De Luca Chartouni ’82, Cheryl Glicker Milstein ’82, and Dr. P. Roy Vagelos.

The sun was high in the sky, and, despite the chilly winds, students, faculty, trustees, staff, donors, and supporters crowded The Millicent McIntosh Terrace to witness a major on-campus event: the official ribbon-cutting ceremony and opening of the new Diana Center on February 3, 2010. It was standing-room only as President Spar, Board Chair Anna Quindlen ’74, Dean of the College Dorothy Urman Denburg ’70, SGA President Katie Palillo ’10, and ribbon-cutter Diana Touliatou Vagelos ’55, for whom the building was named, welcomed spectators and spoke about the process and successful conclusion of the construction. The Diana has earned plaudits from the press, public, and government officials as well as the Barnard community, and the College extends its heartfelt thanks to those whose hard work and contributions made the dream a reality.