The year is 1995, now click on the day in the timeline below.
The day is Thursday, August 17 in the year 1995.Kluthe Center grand opening (August 17, 1995): Less than two years after its ground-breaking, the Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology, named after the late Minnie Kluthe, whose estate donated $250,000 to the school, the opened to an excited Effingham community. The Center’s modern appeal, both inside and out, complimented the nearby Consolidated Communications building, and reflected a desire by local business leaders to create an industry park that would not only attract new jobs, but also encourage college-bound students in the community to remain in the area. An estimated 1,000 students were expected to take classes at the new extension center, including a Physical Therapist program that was already growing in popularity.
From left to right: Felissa Cohen (Dean, College of Nursing at SIU-E), Leland Glazebrook (LLC BOT Chair), Dr. Robert K. Luther (LLC President), and Marliyn Thompson (Chair of Allied Health)
Members of the Kluthe Family
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