USM Celebrates Opening of the Camille Kendall Academic Center, Nov. 9
USM Media Alert
University System of Maryland (USM) celebrates the opening of the
Camille Kendall Academic Center at the Universities at Shady Grove
(USG). Ribbon-cutting ceremony to be led by Governor Martin O'Malley.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Friday, November 9, 2007.
WHERE: Universities at Shady
Grove, 9630 Gudelsky
Drive, Rockville, MD.
WHY: USG's 192,000-square-foot "green" Kendall Center is one of
the largest green buildings in the region, and the newest and largest
in University System of Maryland. It represents USM's commitment to
sustainable practices and to bringing higher education programs to
locations where they are critically needed and
better serve Maryland's citizens.
The building also features state-of-art technology with 45 smart
classrooms, Mac and digital labs,
distance-learning halls and more. USG is
one of the most wired campuses in the
WHO: Governor O'Malley will be joined by USM
Chancellor William E Kirwan; USM Board of Regents Chair Clifford
Kendall and wife Camille, for whom the building is named; Congressman
Chris Van Hollen; and Montgomery County leaders as well as USG
students representing the eight public universities that offer degree
programs at USG.
GREEN FEATURES: USG's new building is the largest green
higher education building in the state of Maryland and one of the first
USM buildings to achieve a LEED®-Gold rating. The rating, which is
awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council, reflects adherence
to stringent sustainable design and construction measures that
protect and preserve natural resources. The Kendall Center
features sustainable bamboo wood flooring, solar orientation to
maximize lighting, wheat board fibers and recycled materials in
furnishings, rooftop vegetative gardens, and energy-efficient HVAC
and water systems.
ABOUT USG: USG is a unique model for higher education
that continues to innovate as it grows. Founded in 1999-2000 by
USM, USG offers classes for undergraduate students in their junior
and senior year as
well as graduate
certificate and degree programs. USG
features 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from eight of
Maryland's public universities.
Students attend classes at USG but receive the same coursework,
curriculum and instructors as the home
Contact: John Buettner