How Silver Lake College’s Student Residence ‘Clare Hall’ Came to Be

by Sister Julie Ann on August 19, 2009

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Many Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, board members, faculty and staff witnessed the dedication of Silver Lake img_6282.jpgCollege’s new on-campus student housing facility. In the past Clare Hall was occupied by the Franciscan Sisters. Today the college community of Sisters live in Chiara Convent within walking distance of the college. 

President of Silver Lake College, George F. Arnold, PhD, gave the welcome for the Blessing and Dedication Ceremony, while Deacon Paul Gleichner, Campus Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry did the invocation. Sister Laura Wolf, OSF, Chair of the Board of Directors, Matt Thielen, Vice President for Student Life and Sister Louise Hembrecht, OSF, Community Director of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, were invited to give comments. C.D. Smith Construction and Bray Architects were recognized for their work on the project. Father Dan Felton, board member and pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, led the concluding prayer of blessing.

Here’s more information regarding today’s blessing from the Herald Times Reporter:

 Silver Lake College today officially dedicated its new on-campus student housing facility. Clare Hall, formerly occupied by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, has undergone extensive renovation to make way for housing up to 178 students. The building features a variety of amenities and living options, including group study areas, kitchenettes, entertainment areas, wireless internet, individual rooms and suitesREAD THE REST OF THE STORY.

7 thoughts on “How Silver Lake College’s Student Residence ‘Clare Hall’ Came to Be”

  1. I am so glad to see Silver Lake get its own Residence Hall. That is really looking to the future of Catholic education. Congratulations!

    Father Jason Blahnik

  2. As a temporary professed sister, I lived in the residence hall now prepared for other students. I hope they all have as great an experience of education as I did at SLC. When I went to graduate school at the University of San Francisco, I often remarked that there was nothing I learned there that did not have its seed already planted at SLC.

  3. Sister Mary Hugh says:

    I hope the students who occupy the rooms at Silver Lake College willas much as
    enjoy them we did. Good Luck to you.

  4. Sister Sharon Paul says:

    CONGRATULATIONS on the new, renovated Residence Facility at Silver Lake College. Those Dorms hold many memories as we were Postulants there. Had many classes there with great teachers in Biology & Special Ed. before obtaining degrees at Dayton University in OH & Loyola University in New Orleans, LA Silver Lake was the starter for MORE Education to come. So, students enjoy being so close to the library & classes and care for those new rooms as if they were your very own. Have a blessed academic as well as a spiritual year!

  5. Sister Mary Bodwin says:

    The pictures of the dedication of Clare Hall are beautiful.
    My hope for the future of the college is that it will always be a truly Franciscan place of learning rooted in the spirit of Saint Francis.
    Sister Mary Bodwin

  6. Sister Jan Villemure says:

    It is so exciting to see the completed Clare Hall. All summer I watched its progress, and dodged the dirt and heavy equipment as I walked to Silver Lake College from Chiara convent to work. This college is my Alma Mater for my BA in science and my MA in education. I have taught school for 41 years, and the education I received at Silver Lake was the best. I have worked in many states and see that WI knows how to educate teachers. Go Silver Lake….the future of Catholic Ed needs you.
    Sister Jan Villemure

  7. I am thrilled to see Silver lake College has the full capacity to bring catholic education to another level. Silver Lake is also competing with St. Norbert and the new residence hall was a huge step towards moving forward. Congratulations Silver Lake.

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