Sciences and Arithmetic Auditorium Named in Memory of Former Dean

College, staff and good friends of the College of Charleston collected on Friday, May perhaps 13, 2022, to rejoice the dedication of the freshly named Michael J. Auerbach Auditorium in the College of Sciences and Mathematics Building.

Funded through a generous gift from alumna Dr. Cathy Seymore ’78 and her spouse, Dr. Jeff Seymore, the auditorium, found in home 129, is named in memory of the late Michael J. Auerbach, former dean of the University of Sciences and Mathematics, who passed absent in 2019.

“While I did not have the pleasure to meet up with and perform with Mike, I go on to discover about his impact on the College from all those who knew him greatest,” explained CofC President Andrew T. Hsu. “Mike had a terrific enthusiasm for undergraduate investigation, and certainly laid the groundwork for the Higher education of Charleston as an establishment of tutorial difference. Excellence in undergraduate analysis has develop into a differentiator for us for the reason that of Mike and his faculty’s dedication to our learners executing science in our labs and in the field.”

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The Seymores labored in coordination with Sebastian van Delden, existing dean of the School of Sciences and Arithmetic, to honor Auerbach and aid new academic opportunities for learners learning science and arithmetic.

Cathy Seymore stated she she was “grateful for these days on so numerous stages,” noting that she was grateful to have met and befriended Auerbach and his spouse, Nitsa, and that she was “grateful to the Higher education of Charleston for supplying me a scholarship to show up at right here quite a few years back and start my academic journey.”

She extra, “Lastly, I want to thank Mike for just being himself: an educator, a leader and, most of all, a associate.”

Nitsa Auerbach thanked the Seymores for their contribution to honor her late husband.

“It touched my heart and brought great pleasure to my son, Danny,” she said.