Sacred Heart University Acquires Former GE Global Headquarters
Sacred Heart University has entered into an agreement with General Electric to purchase its 66-acre former global headquarters in Fairfield. “This is a transformational moment in the history of Sacred Heart University,” said SHU President John J. Petillo. “With this property, SHU has a unique opportunity to contribute to education, research, health care and the community. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us, and it also reflects our long-standing relationship with GE that includes former GE CEO Jack Welch, for whom our College of Business is named.” Read more . . .
Pierre Toussaint Hall
Renovations have begun on the property formerly known as the Jewish Home. This 15.6 acres of land is surrounded on all three sides by Sacred Heart’s main campus and will become a residential village including student housing and a dining hall. Read more . . .
Sacred Heart AD Bobby Valentine paints a new picture for the Pioneers
CT Post, July 16, 2016
He was given a blank canvas and it was up to Bobby Valentine to figure out how he was going to paint it. He had been a Major League Baseball player and manager, a restauranteur, a professional ballroom dancer, TV analyst and a city of Stamford official, but never had Valentine done what he was about to do starting on July 1, 2013, his first day as executive director of athletics at Sacred Heart University. Read more . . .
SHU Purchases 150 Acres of Land in Milford to include Great River Golf Club
October 30, 2015
Sacred Heart University has purchased 150 acres of land on the Housatonic River in Milford/Orange, CT, which includes Northeast's premier semi-private 18-hole Great River Golf Course and a 32,000-square-foot clubhouse. Located just 11 miles away from SHU's main campus, Great River Golf Club is a signature Tommy Fazio-designed facility that has been ranked fourth-best in Connecticut by Golf.com. Read more . . .
SHU Breaks Ground on Center for Healthcare Education
June 18, 2015
SHU broke ground on a new building to house its Colleges of Health Professions and Nursing on June 18. Located at 4000 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, the Center for Healthcare Education will be three stories comprising 117,000 square feet on 8.7 acres. “Like the recently completed Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center, the new Center for Healthcare Education will provide our students with all the latest technology used in their future professions,” says President John J. Petillo. View photo gallery...
SHU Celebrates Opening of Martire Business & Communications Center
March 20, 2015
Approximately 100 local dignitaries, trustees, special guests and friends, along with about 300 students, faculty and staff from the SHU community, gathered on March 14 to celebrate the grand opening of the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. The building will house the Jack Welch College of Business (WCOB) and rapidly growing Department of Communications & Media Studies. View photo gallery...
October 22, 2014
SHU broke ground today on a new 87,000-square-foot, 216-bed residence hall to be built on the corner of Jefferson Street and Park Avenue across from the nearly completed Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. The building, designed by Centerbrook Architects, will provide students with all the latest amenities. View photo gallery...
Even the Name Says "Success"
May 13, 2014
This coming summer, Sacred Heart University will break ground for a planned new learning center dedicated to helping SHU students and young students from the surrounding region achieve success in their educational pursuits. Called the “Student Success Center” at this point in its evolution, the state-of-the-art general learning facility will be similar in size to the University’s recently completed Health and Wellness Center. View photo gallery...
SHU to Purchase The Jewish Home Property
April 29, 2014
Sacred Heart University has agreed to purchase Jewish Senior Services’ current property, also known as The Jewish Home, on Jefferson Street in Fairfield for $16.5 million after the relocation of their campus is completed in 2016. The purchase will add 15.6 acres of adjacent land to SHU’s main campus. Jewish Senior Services, has started construction on a new intergenerational campus on Park Avenue that will allow for the creation of the first “household” model nursing home in the state. View photo gallery...
New Wellness Center is Constructed
June 13, 2013
To continue to meet the core mission of serving students and fostering health for the whole person, Sacred Heart University is constructing a new Wellness Center. The two-story, colonial-style, 5,800-square-foot building, which will be situated on Park Avenue across from the main campus, will serve as a place for acute health and medical needs and will also offer students counseling and therapeutic services. The first floor of the new Wellness Center will house a reception and waiting area, medical record storage room, several examination rooms, a physician’s office and both a supervisor’s office and nurse’s office. The second floor will consist of a health resource area, wellness center and several counseling suites. The new building is slated to be completed by July 2013. View photo gallery...
Edgerton Center Gets a Facelift
February 22, 2013
Demonstrating its commitment to Theater, Performing Arts and Art & Design, Sacred Heart University is currently renovating the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts. Exciting upgrades to the 776-seat facility will be completed later this year. The expansion to the Edgerton Center follows major interior improvements made to the acoustics and HVAC system about five years ago. The expansion includes the addition of a large Art & Design Gallery for student and faculty artwork that will double as a reception area and a venue where people can gather prior to and following performances. Creating a feeling of openness and natural light, the art gallery/reception area will be walled with panels of glass and windows. View photo gallery...