Hanson Hall of Science dedication
Former Deere CEO and 1948 Augustana alumnus Robert Hanson and his wife, Patricia Hanson, have given $8 million, the largest single gift in the history of Augustana College, to name the Science Building and the building's lecture hall wing at Augustana.
The building will bear the Hansons' names and be called the Robert A. and Patricia K. Hanson Hall of Science. The lecture hall wing will be named for their niece, Lisa Wood, a 1982 Augustana alumna and be called the Lisa A. Wood Lecture Hall Wing.
The announcement and dedication took place Aug. 2, 2010, with friends, faculty and staff, students and college officials. A reception was held after the ceremony in the newly dedicated Hanson Hall of Science.