Thursday, October 20, 2011

LTSP to Recognize Sen. LeAnna Washington October 25

Sen. LeAnna Washington
(photo: Sen. Washington website)
Pennsylvania Senator LeAnna M. Washington (D-PA 4th Senatorial) will be recognized at a special ceremony on Tuesday, October 25 in acknowledgment and thanks for her continuing support of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) and the seminary's central place in the Northwest Philadelphia community. The ceremony will mark the unveiling and dedication of a portrait of Pennsylvania Senator Washington at 9:30 am in the public areas of The Brossman Learning Center on the seminary's campus, 7301 Germantown Avenue in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. The public is invited to join the seminary's community, administration, and members of the seminary Board of Trustees at the recognition event.

Senator Washington, whose district includes the seminary and the surrounding community, has supported the seminary's development of several facilities that are integral in the public life of Northwest Philadelphia, including The Brossman Center, securing state grants to assist in building these facilities. Most recently, the senator has secured a $250,000 grant to aid in construction of a connector between The Brossman Center and the century-old Krauth Memorial Library, giving handicap access to this historic and important resource. While integral to the academic work of the seminary, both the library and Brossman Center are open to the public, with the library often used by members of the community for research, and The Brossman Center hosting a variety of community events and activities, including a recent domestic violence event hosted by Senator Washington.

Senator Washington's portrait will be hung in the public lobby space of The Brossman Center, where it will be on view by members of the public and LTSP students, faculty, and staff as they enter to use the facility that was made possible thanks in part to the staunch dedication and support of Senator Washington. The seminary chose this event as an opportunity to publicly thank the Senator on behalf of LTSP and the community she serves and represents.

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