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CCIS Grand Entrance to be Named for Giccas

When the new building housing the College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) opens in 2004, the grand lobby entrance will display the names of Francis A. Gicca, ME '59, and his wife, Joan, in recognition of their generous gift made through a charitable remainder trust.

"This new building is visible evidence of the University's commitment to becoming a leader in information technology education. We are grateful to be Giccas for generously investing in the facilities and people necessary for excellent research and education.

Larry Finkelstein, dean of the college, praised the Giccas for their philanthropy. "This new building is visible evidence of the University's commitment to becoming a leader in information technology education," he noted. "We are grateful to be Giccas for generously investing in the facilities and people necessary for excellent research and education.

The retired president of GTE Government Systems Corporation, Gicca noted, "Supporting this facility is a good fit for us. Northeastern is rapidly changing from a commuter school to a live-in university so dormitory space is important. And my professional career involved both electrical engineering and computer science, so I'm glad to be able to help both."

A member of the Board of Overseers, Gicca explained that establishing a charitable remainder trust is a way of "keeping Northeastern healthy, building the endowment, and elevating the University's stature."

The Giccas are member of Northeastern Frank Palmer Speare Society, an association of alumni and friends who demonstrate their commitment to the University through a planned gift. The couple resides in Bedford, Massachusetts.

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  This article appeared in the Vol. 1, No. 1 issue of Pathways: The Leadership Campaign.          

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