School of Architecture classes of 2004, 2005 hold reunion, give back

October 16th, 2015 Comments Off on School of Architecture classes of 2004, 2005 hold reunion, give back

0405 Reunion Sunglasses
The MSU School of Architecture classes of 2004 and 2005 recently held a reunion in Starkville.

Approximately 30 alumni and their guests attended the events, which included a tour of Giles Hall and lunch at the School of Architecture Amphitheater catered by Little Dooey’s.

F.L. Crane Professor and Director of the School of Architecture Michael Berk gave an update on the progress and changes in the school over the past ten years. Current student leaders also joined the group.

“I think I speak for everyone when I say that I was very impressed by the current students that we met,” said Jenna Lingsch, event co-coordinator.

The Class of 2004/2005 is presenting the school with a gift of $1,000, which includes individual gifts and ticket sales from the reunion event. The funds will be used to support the grassroots, student-led effort to raise funds for new seating in studio and critique spaces in Giles Hall.

“It is always amazing to see the successes and accomplishments of former students and alums,” said Berk. “The fact they chose to ‘reunite’ here at the MSU School of Architecture in Giles Hall speaks volumes to their continued passion and connection with our program. Furthermore,” he added, “their interest and willingness to make a financial commitment to the students to enhance our studio environment is incredibly humbling.”

Anyone who would like to add to the “Class of 2004/2005 Donation Seed” can send a check directly to:
School of Architecture
Mississippi State University
Attention: Michael Berk
P.O. Box AQ
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Please make checks payable to: MSU School of Architecture Advancement fund, memo: Giles Studio Seating.

For more information about how to give to the School of Architecture, contact P.K. Thomas, director of development, at (662) 325-2542 or

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