Work on the Snyder Center for Health and Wellness—the future home of Lynn University’s fitness, health, counseling and wellness services—is well underway. And it has already boosted well-being. The entire campus is energized in anticipation of the planned 2021 opening. The new hub will raise resource quality, quantity and synergy. In particular, the proposed design will quadruple Lynn’s fitness footprint—creating an 8,700-square-foot space for students at-large and a 2,700-square-foot space dedicated to athletics. The building also will include a 2,300-square-foot outdoor fitness space with weather-resistant turf and workout apparatus.
Jamie and Steve Snyder and their family provided the generous lead gift, which launched the project. “My family and I believe in the well-being of students both in and out of the classroom,” explained Mr. Snyder. “It’s our hope that the new health and wellness center will create an enhanced experience for everyone on campus.”
Recently, longtime benefactor Barbara Gutin contributed a new gift to the building: the east and west lounge areas. These spaces will provide a warm welcome to visitors, honoring Irving and Barbara Gutin’s well-known spirit of hospitality.
Other cornerstone gifts include a counseling center from the Schmidt Family Foundation, an athletic strength and conditioning area from Larry and Elaine Smith, and a health center from the late Mary Perper.
The building plans reflect a holistic spirit that combines input and insight from stakeholders throughout Lynn, including athletics and campus recreation, as well as the counseling and health centers.
“The input of the university community was extremely valuable,” said Senior Vice President for Development and Administration Gregory J. Malfitano ’73, ’75. “The new center will be a multi-faceted, first-class facility ready to meet Lynn’s needs today and for many years to come.”