Peter F. Secchia Hall
Built in the year 2000, and named for Peter F. Secchia, Secchia Hall is located on the Pew campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan houses students. The Secchia family has always been active in the Grand Rapids community.
"Ambassador Peter Secchia has been Chairman of the Grand Rapids Economic Club, President of Youth Commonwealth, served on the board of Baxter Center (inner-city social agency), and led many community activities to raise funds for inner city schools and youth through the Gus Maker tournaments in downtown Grand Rapids. He also chaired the re-dedication of the George Welsh Auditorium, and chaired the original dedication of the Van Andel Arena. He was the Operations Chairman for the Gerald R. Ford Museum dedication ('81), Chairman of the Secchia Millennium Commission for the City of Grand Rapids ('00), Chairman of the Fundraising Committee for the amenities to be added to the Kent County Millennium Park ('03- '04), he chaired Secchia Commission I (a statewide '94 commission appointed by Governor Engler to create a user-friendly government), and chaired Secchia Commission II (a governor appointed review ('99) of state public employees pensions). He was also on the board of John Cabot University for 10 years and served on their Executive Committee, as well as chairing both the Development and the Budget & Finance committees. He helped found the charter high school of Hospitality Sciences in Grand Rapids."
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