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Door to Door - News from Muhlenberg College
page 2 Alumnus named national chair of Muhlenberg Fund
Biology professor receives NSF grant for groundbreaking ecology study
Master potter exhibits new work in Martin Art Gallery
page 3 ’Berg professor edits collection of Keats letters
Trustee addresses graduates of The Wescoe School
College receives funds for alcohol awareness program
page 4 Renowned, award-winning magicians perform at Muhlenberg
Wescoe School offers scholarships to local firefighters
page 5 Communication building dedicated to Walsons
Students walk for diabetes foundation


Spotlight of Philanthropy

Communication building dedicated to Walsons

The College officially renamed the Commons as the John and Margaret Walson Communication Hall at a ceremony and reception in October.

John Walson, Jr., and his wife Gloria, unveil the new
John and Margaret Walson Hall sign.

Walson Hall was built in 1915 as Muhlenberg’s original dining hall. It housed the art department for many years and, most recently, the psychology and philosophy departments. Recently renovated, it is now home to the communication department as well as WMUH and a studio for MCTV, Muhlenberg’s television station.

With her husband, the late John Walson, Sr., Margaret Walson co-founded Service Electric, the country’s first cable television company. Their sons, John Walson, Jr., and Edward Walson, are owners of Service Electric Cable TV and Service Electric Company, respectively. A third subsidiary, Service Electric Cablevision, is controlled by the Walsons’ daughter, Rosalie Walter, and her husband, Hoyt.

In August, Margaret Walson received an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Muhlenberg College at the Opening Convocation ceremony.



Big hearts and fleet feet: Twenty-six Muhlenberg walkers raised $1,500
for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.


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