Charlton College of Business celebrates opening of Learning Pavilion

New facility, made possible by the Charlton Foundation, was led by businessman and philanthropist Chuck Charlton.

Join Chancellor Peyton R. Helm, Ms. Stacey Charlton, Trustees of the Charlton Trust, and members of the UMass Dartmouth community on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm for a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Charlton College of Business Learning Pavilion. The ceremony takes place on the main campus of UMass Dartmouth at the Charlton College of Business, and will include a reception and tours of Pavilion.

The new Pavilion adjoins the existing Charlton College of Business building and comprises 22,000-sq. ft. of critically needed space, including high-tech classrooms, a business innovation center, a grand auditorium, and various study areas.

“The new space facilitates an ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship by promoting collaboration between students, faculty, staff and the SouthCoast community,” said Angappa Gunasekaran, Dean of UMass Dartmouth’s Charlton College of Business.

The Charlton Legacy

The new building was made possible by the Charlton Foundation, led by businessman and philanthropist Chuck Charlton who passed away last year, as well as University of Massachusetts fund-raising efforts.

Both Charlton College and the Learning Pavilion are enduring testaments to renowned businessman Earle P. Charlton, founder of the national chain, Woolworth’s. His grandson, Chuck Charlton, and the Charlton Foundations, have provided the financial support to ensure that the Charlton legacy lives on at UMass Dartmouth.

About Charlton College of Business

Charlton College of Business is fully accredited by AACSB International, a distinction given only to the most prestigious business colleges. Charlton College of Business has been named in The Princeton Review's 2015 edition of its "Best 295 Business Schools." The College's undergraduate programs also recently earned a #150 ranking among the U.S. News’ “Best Business Programs.”


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