Ben Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
In 2005, the Minnesota Legislature allocated $5.1 million to renovate a 1907 dairy barn on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. During the next two years, the building was transformed into the Ben Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center, providing the College of Veterinary Medicine with much-needed classrooms, seminar space, offices, and conference rooms.
Planning began in the spring of 2005. In early 2006, the Board of Regents approved the College's proposal to name the building the Ben Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center in honor of veterinarian and University of Minnesota Professor Emeritus Ben Pomeroy, who was a strong advocate of veterinary medicine. Dr. Pomeroy passed away on January 16, 2004, at age 92.
The new building provides:
- 12,000 square feet of newly refurbished space
- A state-of-the-art classroom accommodating up to 200 students, with flexibility to create two 100-person classrooms
- Four flexible seminar rooms (accommodating 12-15 people) that may be reconfigured for meetings or classes of up to 50 people
- A large conference room and smaller meeting rooms
- A 50-seat computer lab with digital and wireless Internet access
- Office space for Academic and Student Services and Continuing Veterinary Education staff
- A commons area with a cafeteria for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends
Thanks to the Minnesota Legislature, students now have a new, state-of-the-art building in which to learn.
Open a PowerPoint presenation about the Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum to be located in the Ben Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center. Learn more about Dr. Ben Pomeroy and a fund-raising effort to preserve the Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum.
See a brochure about the Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum.