Gengras Center Memorial Garden Dedication

On June 2, 2021, a gathering took place at the Gengras Center at the University of Saint Joseph to honor the seven Gengras students who have passed away in the last three years. Families who had lost students joined the Gengras Center community to celebrate those lives with the dedication of a beautiful Gengras Center Memorial Garden. The Garden has plants and flowers, memorial stones for each student, a memorial plaque, and meditation benches funded by the family of former Gengras student Adam Mlodzinski and many other generous donors. 

Gengras Center Director Michelle Lestrud said, “The ceremony was a wonderful way to honor the students who have passed away, and to invite their families back. Although it was a somber occasion, the new Memorial Garden gives us a common focus and area for everyone to remember. The students will remain a part of us for all time, and this lovely garden ensures we continue to share the memories and joy each student brought to our lives.”