USC University of Southern California

Rutherford and Guggenheim Lecture Halls to Undergo Major Renovation

After many years and thousands of students, two well-used lecture halls at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC will be given a major facelift during the 2010-2011 winter break.

Rutherford and Guggenheim Halls, located on the fourth floor of the Norris Dental Science Center, will undergo a million-dollar renovation complete with new seating, audio-visual equipment, and more. Much of the renovation has been made possible by the Century Club, an alumni organization of the Ostrow School of Dentistry and USC’s oldest such alumni support group.

The Century Club has pledged to fund a large portion of the $1.2 million project. In recognition of their exemplary support, Rutherford Hall will be renamed the Century Club Auditorium.

“This is a momentous time for the School, from the School’s naming to curriculum updates to this and other renovation projects,” said Century Club President Scott Adishian, DDS ’79. “Over the years, the Century Club has helped to provide the School and its students with several advancements, from clinic sterilization facilities to audio-visual lecture equipment and more. We’re proud to be providing support for our future fellow alumni once again.”

Ostrow School of Dentistry Dean Avishai Sadan expressed his gratitude for the decades of continued support that the Century Club has provided the School.

“The Century Club has been a powerful force in advancing the Ostrow School of Dentistry and aiding in our mission,” Sadan said. “From the overwhelming support given when the Norris Dental Science Center was built, to the facilities, equipment and other improvements provided for faculty, students and staff throughout the decades since, the Century Club has always been dedicated to helping the School achieve its highest goals. That dedication continues today.”