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McGough Named “Honorary Member of the Class of 2019” by Grinnell College

At the Grinnell College Baccalaureate ceremony on Sunday, May 19, 2019, McGough was named an “Honorary Member of the Class of 2019” in recognition of McGough's outstanding commitment to the students of Grinnell College.

McGough started construction on the Grinnell College campus in the fall of 2016 on the new Humanities and Social Studies Center (HSSC). The $112 million HSSC brings non-fine arts humanities and social studies departments together in one building and includes thirty-nine technology-rich classrooms and inquiry labs and 145 faculty offices and dedicated research spaces that are grouped into five interdisciplinary neighborhoods. Since starting this project, McGough has also constructed the new Admissions and Student Financial Services facility, renovated Younker Hall, installed new tennis courts, and is currently working on a campus-wide landscaping project.

“For two and half years we’ve been on campus with these students,” said Jon Holmen, General Manager of McGough’s Iowa offices. “For two and half years, we’ve made every effort to not interrupt the students’ studies and we’ve always had their safety at the forefront of our minds.”

The estimated completion date for the entire HSSC, including renovation and expansion, is currently slated for the summer of 2020.

“The McGough team is beyond grateful and humbled by this award,” said Holmen. “Projects of this magnitude are successful only due to the efforts, collaboration and relationships across the entire project team. The positive impact this project has had upon the students is a testament to Grinnell College’s focus on the student experience as one of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges. We are honored to be part of the team!”

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