Horrabin Hall Tree House Dedication Set for Sept. 17 – Western Illinois University News

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Horrabin Hall Tree House Dedication Set for Sept. 17 – Western Illinois University News

Horrabin Hall Treehouse Dedication Set for September 17th

September 10, 2021

MACOMB, IL – – Western Illinois University Infant and Preschool Center recently received a new tree house donation from WIU Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) Chairman Emeritus Dan Yoder and wife Sheryl. An inauguration will take place on Friday, September 17th at 2 p.m. at the WIU Horrabin Preschool playground.

The Yoders dedicated the tree house to the memory of Susan Vaughn, who passed away in 2016 while working as a child development worker at the WIU Infant and Preschool Center.

“My wife, Sheryl, and I chose this donation to Western because we owe so much to the university. I consider my time at Western to be one of the greatest privileges I’ve ever had. I miss so many things about Westerns, especially.” the students, ”said Dan“ When I think about my time there … the people at WIU made our lives so much better.

“I especially loved it when I went to Horrabin for meetings and saw the little ones at the infant and preschool center. They are just so full of life and so happy to be there, ”added Yoder. “Sherri [Moon, director of the WIU Infant and Preschool Center] is always so pleasant. I think their dedication carries over to the dedication of the people who work there. She should be proud of what she did there. ”

“Dan and Sheryl have been so generous to Westerns over the years, and it’s always so gratifying to see former professors give back because of the good times and experiences they had at Westerns,” said Brad Bainter, executive officer of the WIU Foundation. “What a great tribute to a former Western employee who will bring so much joy to the children for many years to come.”

In the autumn of 1977, the University of Applied Sciences and the University of Education established the Infant and Preschool Center as a laboratory training facility. In 1990 the College of Education and Human Services took over full administration of the center. An average of 600 college students use the center each semester for observation and hands-on experience. The center is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to serve children aged six weeks to 6 years.

Space is limited. To participate, call (309) 298-1861 or email wiufoundation@wiu.edu.

Further information on the RPTA department of the WIU can be found at wiu.edu/rpta.

Written by: WIU-Nachrichten (U-Relations@wiu.edu)
University Relations Office