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NEPA Community Supports Building of The Commonwealth Medical College

Thursday, May 06, 2020

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Gifts will be used to name classrooms in the new Medical Sciences Building.   

Scranton, PA – The new Medical Sciences Building at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) has recently received support from community members where spaces have been dedicated to honoring loved ones. To date, TCMC has received several corporate and individual family gifts to dedicate various components of the Medical Sciences Building such as: classrooms, conference rooms, front courtyard, and lab and research space. Specific gifts have been received from the family of Joseph J. Gentile, Jr. and from Governor William and Mrs. Scranton, Mr. Alan Goldstein, an anonymous source, and PNC Bank.

“TCMC is committed to educating physicians and healthcare professionals who will care for future generations right here in the communities of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, stated Robert D’Alessandri, MD, TCMC President and Dean. “With generous community and corporate support, we can build our legacy one step at a time by acknowledging individuals and corporate entities with naming opportunities in the Medical Sciences Building,” he added.  

The family of Joseph J. Gentile, Jr. recently presented a gift to Robert D’Alessandri, MD, President and Dean of TCMC to dedicate two classrooms in the new Medical Sciences Building. One classroom will be dedicated in honor of Mr. Joseph J. Gentile Sr. and Mrs. MaryAnn Gentile and, the other classroom will be dedicated in memory of Mr. John J. Gentile.  

“My family and I couldn’t think of a better way to honor our parents and to remember my brother than by naming two rooms in the new building of The Commonwealth Medical College,” said Mr. Joseph J. Gentile, Jr. “Their memories will live on forever where future generations of new doctors will be educated,” Mr. Gentile continued.

There are naming opportunities available and vary by giving level.   

Located on a three acre parcel on Pine Street in Scranton, the 188,000 sq. ft. future site of TCMC is set to open April 2011 and will eventually serve more than 500 medical and Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) students and 175 full-time equivalent faculty members, plus support personnel.  The permanent location will include administrative offices, classrooms and state-of-the-art research space. 

One of the key elements of the construction design is that it is a green, or sustainable, building. Once construction is complete, TCMC will pursue LEED certification, a national benchmark in sustainable construction. Another significant aspect of the Building’s construction is the use of design and construction elements representative of Pennsylvania’s natural beauty and environment. 

Tours of the construction site are available. For tours or information on naming opportunities, call Brian Campbell, Chief Development Officer at 570-504-9650.