The south entrance to Mooney Hall, home to Henderson’s School of Business, has undergone a facelift. Dr. Louis Dawkins, interim dean, said students wanted “a place to study and work together, hang out, relax and feel comfortable with fellow students.” He said students in the Business Mentorship Experience had been discussing and planning a picnic table/sitting area. “I clearly saw an opportunity to meet a need for students,” Dawkins said.
The outside entryway was cluttered and unkempt with a need for improvements that would result in low maintenance for keeping it neater and cleaner. A stamped concrete casting product was used to create a “hardscape” patio garden area. Bench and table seating provided an outdoor lounge area, which was enhanced by new landscaping.
Dawkins said the new patio garden was made possible with private donations, and is dedicated to the School of Business senior class of 2013. Student projects also contributed to the new area.