Wednesday, July 11, 2007

It's almost here: Ave Maria Town & University Offer Sneak Preview

It seems like it was just a few months ago that the plan to move to Florida was announced - but it was actually five years ago. It's amazing what can happen - and how quickly it can happen - when vision is coupled with resources! Its almost here:

New Catholic University & Newest Town in Florida Offer Sneak Preview to Media Prior to Opening

EVENT: Ave Maria University and the town of Ave Maria will offer a sneak preview of its new, permanent campus in Ave Maria, Fla., to members of the media prior to first day of class in August. Ave Maria University and Town leadership will be available for interviews and guided tours of the campus.

WHEN: July 18, 2007

Interviews & Tours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

-- Thomas S. Monaghan, Ave Maria University Founder and Chancellor
-- Blake Gable, Barron Collier Companies Vice President of Real Estate and Project Manager, Town of Ave Maria
-- Nicholas J. Healy, Ave Maria University President
-- Donald Schrotenboer, Ave Maria Development Project Manager -- Carole Carpenter, Ave Maria University Director of Development
-- Fr. Robert Garrity, Ave Maria University Chaplain

-- Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design permanent campus including academic buildings, library, student center, dorms, physical plant, athletic fields, oratory, campus mall, waterways.
-- Kindergarten through grade 12 school
-- Town center with six mixed use buildings, including retail, office and condominiums. Other retail and commercial sites under development.
-- Town Center La Piazza.
-- Six new residential developments in various phases of development including a golf course, waterpark and infrastructure.

WHERE: Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL 34142. On Ave Maria Blvd. heading toward the town center. There will be signs to direct you to the media check-in area.

OTHER: The Town of Ave Maria will also host a "TownFest" from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. The public is invited to view the town, model homes and parts of the University for the first time. There will be picnic food, give-a-ways,
music, magic and activities for kids.