Friday, November 16, 2012

Special night and special lady

The Visual & Performing Arts Building just received a face lift.   Recently, I was happy to be a part of the dedication ceremony held in the Music Room.  It is now the Polly Roesch Music Room.  If you don’t know Polly, you are missing a great person and a great story.  Just a couple years ago, at the young age of 100, she sang with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in the Sangamon Auditorium.  The Guinness Book of World Records certified her as the oldest person to debut with a symphony orchestra.  She was on our campus again to see the plaque unveiled in her honor.  She is a supporter, donor, and friend.  What a special night and what a special lady.