September 07, 2005
Queens, NY - St. John's University will host the grand opening
for its state-of-the-art basketball practice facility, the Taffner
Field House, on Thursday evening. Attendees at the
recently-completed facility's grand opening will include various
faculty, staff and other members of the University community, as
well as Donald and Eleanor Taffner, for whom the building is named.
Mrs. Taffner, a member of the University Board of Trustees, and her
husband Donald, an alumnus, have long been strong supporters of the
University, specifically its athletic programs.
"We are delighted to honor Eleanor and Don and their family in
this special and lasting way," said Rev. Donald J. Harrington,
C.M., President of St. John's University. "We thank them for their
continued support of our students and for their unwavering
commitment to our mission of service to those in need."
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