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07 November 2014

Bethlehem University 2014 Legacy Dinner

Brother Peter Bray (right) congratulates Reverend Larry Snyder. Courtesy James Tkatch

Among the highlights of the evening, Omar Faqih, Counselor of the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States and Bethlehem University Alum, Issam Andoni the President of Zeva Inc, a technology-driven company delivering software solutions, addressed attendees. Also, Reverend Larry Snyder, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, received the Bethlehem University Medallion in recognition of his 25 years as a priest, 10 years of leadership at Catholic Charities USA, and his unwavering support of Bethlehem University.

In his remarks, Brother Peter Bray, FSC, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, announced a lead grant that will help fund renovations to the library. The grant is for $1.5 million from American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA), a division of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with Christian Brothers Conference as the grantee.

Bethlehem University 2014 Legacy Dinner.
Courtesy James Tkatch

The $2.9 million library renovation project is the first step in a comprehensive facilities master plan that will shape the university over the next 40 years and beyond. The renovation will transform one of the oldest buildings on campus with state-of-the-art “green” features and modern design. It will include a quiet study area, meeting rooms, a rooftop library café, IT pods and Wi-Fi access. So far, Bethlehem has raised about $2 million.





This article was written and published first by The Christian Brothers Conference (


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