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  • Brooks College House Commons

The construction of a commons for Brooks House was made possible by a gift from Susan and Robert J. Brooks, Sr. '66, P'98, and Melissa and James M. Brooks '98. Brooks College House was the third physical house to be completed since the establishment of the College House system in the 2005-06 academic year, along with neighboring Ware College House and Bonchek College House. 

The Brooks House commons is integral to the structure of the main building, a departure from the "popout" style of Ware and Bonchek Houses. The planning process for Brooks House included student input, especially when it came to the furnishings.

Founding Faculty Don Jack Heller: "I think it's terrific, a transforming moment for people in the house. We've taken a dorm, a place to sleep, and transformed it into a house, a place to live."

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  • About Robert J. Brooks, Sr. '66, P'98

    Bob Brooks was elected to Franklin & Marshall's Board of Trustees in 2005. He has chaired the Alumni Engagement Task Force and served on Leadership Council and the Diplomat Athletic Club.

    Retired from Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation as executive vice president of strategic development, he previously worked for American Standard and Chrysler Corp.

    Brooks is also actively involved in sports; he has invested in the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Altoona Curve and the Wheeling Nailers.

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