One-hundred and twenty-two members of Central College’s class of 2009 raised $1,968 through the Senior Class Challenge campaign for limestone benches for the green roof of the education and psychology building.

The president’s office challenged the senior class to obtain 40 percent participation. In doing so, the office matched its $1,700 goal bring their total to $3,668. This is the second time in recent years that the senior class has exceeded participation goals.

“The 2009 class eaves behind a tangible reminder of its generosity and support of Central College,” said Kathy Cashen Thompson, coordinator of the Senior Class Challenge and director of the Central Fund.

A special feature of the education and psychology building, to be completed by the start of school this fall, is the green roof. The roof has engineered soil over a series of waterproofing and protected layers suitable for growing prairie plants. The green roof will manage storm water and help reduce energy consumption. Not only does it highlight sustainability, one of the class of 2009’s main concepts learned while at Central, but it also will be a relaxing place for future students to study, work and learn.

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