naming

naming

Guidelines for Naming University Properties, Academic and Non-Academic Programs, Facilities and Buildings

naming
  • In 1965, the student union building was expanded partially financed
    by Mrs. Walter Tangeman. In return for her gift, the entire
    facility was named for her son, Donald Core Tangeman, a navy sailor
    who had been killed in action March 28, 1945 in World War II.
    Donald was the son of 1913 UC alumnus Walter W. Tangeman.

Many of UC's most cherished places remind us of people whose contributions -
in academics, athletics, or service -  have changed the university for the better.
The names are all around us: McMicken Hall,  Tangeman University Center,
Richard E. Lindner Varsity Village.  We will always seek ways to honor members
of the university family who have distinguished UC, whether in the past, the
present, or the years to come.

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The university recognizes three distinct types of naming:

Functional/administrative:  Related to a building's use or location
includes retail or auxiliary spaces.

Honorific:  Honoring or memorializing a person for distinguished service or
extraordinary academic contributions not related to a gift.

Commemorative:  Acknowledging a private or a corporate gift.

To suggest a name for a university space, first click on the links at the left
to read about the process for the type of naming you have in mind
(functional, honorific,or commemorative);  then, download and complete
the Naming Request Form and submit it as instructed on the form.