Goodwin Dedicates Classroom to Zuvic, Carr and Associates Engineering Firm
While Goodwin College has dedicated several classrooms and other facilities to community partners, Friday’s dedication to Zuvic, Carr, and Associates had special meaning.
Over the past eight years, the Rocky Hill-based civil and environmental engineering consulting firm has been instrumental in the cleanup and redevelopment of Riverside Drive and Goodwin’s award-winning River Campus. Through Zuvic Carr’s effort, the former polluted brownfield has been successfully remediated ,redeveloped, and transformed into a gorgeous environment that has become home to one of the fastest growing nonprofit colleges in New England.
Additionally, Zuvic Carr has continually supported the Goodwin College Foundation, which manages the College’s endowment. The firm recently gave the Foundation $25,000 to support the endowment and provide scholarship opportunities to Goodwin students.
The College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Feb. 22 dedicating and naming a classroom at Goodwin in honor of the firm. A plaque now hangs outside Classroom 201 in recognition of the Zuvic Carr gift.
At the dedication ceremony, Goodwin President Mark E. Scheinberg stated his appreciation to the firm, recognizing that while the College has dedicated many classrooms, this particular honor has special significance.
“It’s very nice to do it for someone who is part of the family,” Scheinberg said.
The firm’s dedication to Goodwin College goes beyond its gifts and engineering work. Robert Carr, one of the firm’s owners, has instructed students on environmental science at the Connecticut River Academy, Goodwin’s magnet high school. Additionally, Project Manager Ryan Bartosz has conducted field work with Goodwin Environmental Science students instructing them on how to take field samples and proper measurement techniques.
Zuvic Carr is also a regular sponsor of the annual Goodwin College Foundation Golf Tournament, held every September at the Topstone Golf Course in South Windsor.
“We applaud Goodwin College’s efforts and look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership,” said Marici Zuvic, President of Zuvic, Carr and Associates.