first_imgChamplain College Dedicates Schillhammer Hall BURLINGTON, Vt. Champlain College recently honored trustee emeritus and alumnus Richard W. Schillhammer Class of 1934 and founder of Queen City Printers (QCP), and his family, with the dedication of Schillhammer Hall. The building, located at 109 Summit St., formerly known as East Hall, has served as a residence hall since being acquired by Champlain in 1994. Dick has long been a respected community citizen and leader, said Champlain College President Dave Finney. For three generations, Champlain College has been entrusted with the education of the Schillhammers. In addition to Dick, his son John and daughter-in-law Ann are graduates of the College classes of 1960 and 1962, respectively. His granddaughter Shari and her husband Randy attended Champlain and earned their degrees in 1983. We are very fortunate to have the Schillhammer family as our alums and trusted friends. Shelley Richardson, vice president of development and alumni affairs at Champlain added, Dick Schillhammers recent gift to the College is a shining example of how our alumni continue to have an impact on the advancement of our unique mission in providing a relevant professional education and solidifying Champlains role in the Burlington and the broader community for years to come. A half century ago, Dick Schillhammer opened a small printing business when the commercial printing division at The Burlington Free Press closed its doors. He brought with him a reputation for excellent letterpress craftsmanship – a reputation that quickly earned Queen City Printers a loyal following among local businesses. Through the years, QCP evolved along with printing technology, but the company’s reputation as craftsmen above all else has endured. Today, under the direction of Dick’s youngest son, Alan, QCP combines state-of-the-art technology with old fashioned service and craftsmanship. Schillhammer Hall was constructed in 1894 by Oliver S. Presbrey, owner of the Cheever Iron Ore Company of Port Henry, N.Y. Presbrey died in 1920, and his widow eventually sold the house to City Engineer James Cashman and his wife, Ada. Cashman had a hand in many important construction projects in the region including Burlington City Hall, Memorial Auditorium and the “High Bridge” in Winooski. In 1937, the Doane family divided the house into apartments. The Doanes sold the house to Royal and Barbara Gibbo in 1976. Champlain purchased the property from Barbara Gibbo in 1994 and named it East Hall. With its new name, Schillhammer Hall will continue to serve as student housing, accommodating students during the academic year at Champlain.Champlain College, a private baccalaureate institution, was founded in 1878. Champlain has approximately 2,000 undergraduate students, presenting 32 states and 17 countries. It was ranked in the top tier of Best Comprehensive Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Reports Americas Best Colleges 2009.Located in Burlington, Champlain College offers Education in Three Dimensions, a unique, multi-faceted approach to professional development, academic excellence and community-based life experience education over four years. Champlain also offers study abroad programs with campuses in Dublin, Ireland and Montreal, Quebec and extensive online and continuing professional educationTo learn more about Champlain College, visit www.champlain.edu(link is external).last_img

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