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HISTORY: 1990-1999

Collage of students

1990 - Commencement in purple

1990 - Commencement in yellow

1990 - Commencement in orange

1991 The $19 million Sports Arena is opened. Also, Butler Library's SHERLOCK online catalog goes into service.

1992 Ground is broken for an expanded and renovated Great Lakes field station at the Porter Avenue site. The college is authorized to offer the bachelor of science degree in health and wellness.

1993 Three commencement ceremonies in the new Sports Arena mark the first time graduation has been held on campus in 23 years.

1994 The men's ice hockey team, formerly a club, becomes an NCAA Division III varsity team. In recognition of Charles Rand Penney's contributions, the Burchfield Art Center is renamed the Burchfield-Penney Art Center.

1995 A new master's program leads to a multidisciplinary degree in Great Lakes environmental studies. The college is a key participant in Project Connect, a multischool experiment in distance learning.

1996 The college celebrates its quasquicentennial. Dr. Muriel A. Moore (now Howard) is appointed the seventh president of the 125-year-old institution.

1997 The Center for Health and Social Research is established.

1998 The Frank C. Moore Student Apartment Complex opens in a fully renovated former dormitory. The on-campus facility includes family units for students with children. The master of science in adult education degree debuts. Retired U.S. Army General and soon-to-be Secretary of State Colin Powell participates in 11th annual Academic Convocation and accepts the SUNY honorary doctorate of laws degree.

1999 First women's ice hockey team joins Intercollegiate Athletics. Burchfield-Penney Art Center hosts record-breaking Frank Lloyd Wright: Windows of the Darwin D. Martin House exhibit.

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