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NOTE: Guided media tours of Wohlers Hall may be arranged before the
ceremony through Susan Hartter (217) 244-3101
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., -- The Commerce
West Building will be renamed Wohlers Hall in a ceremony Thursday in
recognition of a $6 million gift from Albert H. and Jane Wohlers.
The building has undergone
extensive remodeling and updating as a result of the Wohlers' gift to
the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University
The ceremony will begin at
1:30 p.m. on the Commerce Quad between Wohlers Hall and David Kinley
Hall. (Enter the Commerce Quad through the west entrance at 1206 S.
Sixth St., Champaign.)
Al Wohlers, who earned a
bachelor's degree in economics from the UI in 1939, developed one of
the nation's largest insurance agencies. Jane Wohlers, a 1941 UI journalism
graduate, was corporate secretary for the firm.
New features in Wohlers
Hall include technology-upgraded classrooms, a dean's suite, a laboratory
research suite, student lounge, main lecture hall and improved mechanical
systems. The building also has a new entranceway.
In addition to Al Wohlers,
scheduled speakers at the ceremony include William D. Engelbrecht, president
of the UI Board of Trustees; James J. Stukel, UI president; Michael
Aiken, chancellor of the Urbana-Champaign campus; Sidney S. Micek, president
of the UI Foundation; and William R. Bryan, interim dean of CBA.