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Published on Nov 4, 2009
The object at Dickinson was designed and built with discarded wooden railroad ties by Harpur alumnus Don Walford in June 1967 in partial fulfillment of his undergraduate degree requirements. Originally titled Construction No. 3, this sculpture has served Dickinson for 42 years as an icon — first for Dickinson College and now for Dickinson Community. In fall 1967, Dickinson residents renamed the sculpture collegiate structure to recognize Dickinson College as the first residential college on the Binghamton University campus. In 1974, Dickinson was renamed Dickinson Community and Walfords sculpture was renamed the object, a reference that continues to this day. Don Walford 67 returned to campus from his Colorado home for Dickinsons 50th anniversary celebration to rebuild the object using environmentally friendly materials. SUPPORT DICKINSON COMMUNITY! Dickinson Community invites you to leave a permanent legacy of your time in Dickinson and support Dickinson by reserving a personalized plaque that will be affixed to the rebuilt the object. Every plaque purchased will support Dickinson Community and contribute to its excellence as a living learning community. Your uniquely inscribed plaque will become permanently attached to Dickinsons the object. You may purchase a plaque in your name or in the name of a current Dickinson resident, a current or former Dickinson roommate, a spouse, parent, faculty or staff member, or friend. You may purchase a plaque as a gift. A plaque is also a great way to honor or memorialize a friend or loved one or to commemorate your time as a Dickinson resident. PLAQUE SIZE For a gift of $250, a 7" square engraved plaque made from weather-resistant phenolic composite with an aluminized surface will be installed with your personalized message on the object. Each plaque can be inscribed with up to five lines of lettering. HOW TO RESERVE A PLAQUE Support Dickinson Communitys living learning community by completing the attached plaque reservation form and sending it with your gift to the Binghamton University Foundation. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MAKING A GIFT TO DICKINSON COMMUNITY, PLEASE CONTACT: Ms. Patricia A. Wrobel MA 78 MBA 82 Director of Development for Student Affairs Binghamton University Foundation PO Box 6005 Binghamton, New York 13902-6005 607-777- 4430 pwrobel @binghamton.edu http://giveto.binghamton.edu