15 Sep 2005

Brother Gordian Udinsky Science Center Dedicated

Catholic High School dedicated its new Science Center on Sunday, September 11 at 5 p.m. on the school grounds.

Brother Francis David, SC, CHS president, announced that the building, a two-story, 26,000-square-foot facility, would be known as the Brother Gordian Udinsky Science Center. The Center features 10 laboratory classrooms’two each for biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science and computer science. Both hard-wired and wireless technology is used throughout the Center to create multi-media presentations, to supplement lab experiences, to record data, to access computer-assisted experiments and to link knowledge learned across curriculum areas.

The Center is the second facility to be completed as part of Catholic High’s Master Plan. In 2002, CHS dedicated a 23,000-square-foot Health & Physical Education Center.

The Very Reverend John Carville, S.T.D., vicar general, diocese of Baton Rouge, blessed the building during the dedication ceremony. Participants in the ceremony included Brother Francis David, SC, president of Catholic High; Brother Ivy LeBlanc, SC, provincial, New Orleans Province; Brother Barry Landry, SC, principal of Catholic High and Dedication master of ceremony; Charlie Valluzzo, campaign co-chairman; David Bayard, president of the student council; and Nicholas Persac, CHS student minister.

Members of the Dedication Ceremony Planning Committee included Brother Francis David, SC, Brother Barry Landry, SC, Jan Breen, Jennifer Rouse, Don Hood, Gail Weeks, Harry Burton, Pete Hymel, Mary Lou James, Barbara Camp, Moe Athmann, Kim Naquin, Jason Hanks, Robin Beard and Willie Stephenson.