Hurd Integrated Living and Learning Center Dedicated on Family Day
President Thomforde and Reverend Douglas Caldwell, former senior pastor of Central Moravian Church and 1969 graduate of Moravian Theological Seminary, addressed the audience at the dedication of the HILL on October 23.
Below: Board chair Lyn Trodahl Chynoweth '68 and Rev. Caldwell cut the ceremonial ribbon as Debbie Hinkel, secretary to the president, and other Moravian community members applaud. Afterward, student-led tours gave attendees an inside view. Photos by Chuck Zovko.

"It takes a community to provide a place for men and women to live and learn together in community," said President Christopher Thomforde at the dedication of the new Hurd Integrated Living and Learning facility on October 23. "And that's what we are celebrating today—today we celebrate community."

President Thomforde acknowledged the contributions of the Moravian community, particularly the Bethlehem Area Moravians, whose partnership with the College made construction of the $25 million state-of-the-art HILL facility possible, despite the challenging economic environment. Mrs. Priscilla Payne Hurd, a longtime board member and supporter of Moravian College, was a key benefactor.

President Thomforde and Reverend Douglas Caldwell, former senior pastor of Central Moravian Church, addressed faculty members, administrators, staff, students, and alumni who gathered at Hurdy Campus for the ceremony. "What is the key to success?" asked Rev. Caldwell. "I've found one of the greatest to be the power of partnership. Moravian College and Bethlehem Area Moravians formed a partnership to create this house for the dreamers of the future."

Several of the HILL's first student-residents also made remarks, and Rev. Caldwell and Lyn Trodahl Chynoweth '68 cut a ceremonial ribbon. Students led tours inside the building, where attendees could view living quarters, classrooms, the wellness center, and Root Cellar Cafe. The event was a highlight of Family Day and Homecoming Weekend.