Mabee complex to be dedicated

The College of Education will dedicate a much-needed expanded facility Saturday, the dean said.Samuel Deitz, dean of the College of Education, said few building adjustments have taken place over the past 50 years, leaving a need for additional space for the growing school.

“Our college has grown immensely over the past years,” Deitz said. “This new complex ensures that teachers from TCU are prepared in facilities equal to or better than those in which they will teach.”

The college will dedicate the new J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Education Complex which consists of the Bailey Building and Betsy and Steve Palko Hall, a new building attached by a three-story glass atrium that brings the complex’s total square footage to 36,135.

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J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Education Complex Dedication
When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Corner of S. University Drive and Bellaire Drive N.
RSVP to 817-257-7806

The addition of the new building nearly triples the space of the College of Education.

The new complex has 10 classrooms, a 150-seat lecture hall, four conference halls and 30 faculty/staff offices for the College of Education.

It also has a lounge and patio area and an elevator. The existing building, the Bailey Building, was completely restored to its original condition.

The money raised for the construction exceeded the original goal by $1.3 million, totaling $11.5 million, said Shawn Kornegay, assistant director of communications.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include remarks from TCU officials and facility donors, including top donors Betsy and Steve Palko, and will be followed by an open house.

The open house will have interactive demonstrations and presentations from faculty and students, including a 14-minute history of the College of Education.

The ceremony is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. and will be opened by Chancellor Victor Boschini. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to (817) 257-7806.