University of Lynchburg will rededicate its science building as the Thomas Gibson Hobbs and Julius A. Sigler Science Center at a reception on September 4 at 5 p.m. at the building’s front entrance.
The building was previously named for T. Gibson Hobbs, a member of the Class of 1904 who served on College’s Board of Trustees from 1915 to 1942. This spring, the Board approved changing the name to also honor Dr. Julius Sigler ’62, who recently retired after many years of service to his alma mater. His tenure included service as a physics faculty member, assistant dean, and vice president and dean for academic affairs. He also has been active in the College’s alumni association, for which he has served as president.
“Dr. Sigler played an integral role in the history of University of Lynchburg and in the lives of many students over the past five decades,” said LC President Dr. Kenneth R. Garren. “The College’s trustees and I thought it was fitting to honor him permanently by adding his name to our science building.”
Dr. Garren first announced the new name at Commencement, where the College also presented Dr. Sigler with an honorary doctorate.
The building was completed in the winter of 1958. The Hobbs-Sigler Science Center houses the biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, environmental studies, math, and physics programs; a technology classroom; four computer labs; and numerous science labs, including a cadaver lab.
To help with the planning of this special event please RSVP by Monday, August 31 to if you plan to attend.