Lycoming College dedicates the Fultz Quadrangle
Lycoming College announced recently the dedication of its two-centuries-old quadrangle, naming it the Fultz Quadrangle, in honor of trustee emeritus Daniel G. ’57 ’01H Fultz. The dedication and naming of this iconic space on the Lycoming College campus recognizes Fultz’s lifetime of service, dedication and philanthropy to Lycoming College.
“It is an immense honor to have this iconic quadrangle carry the Fultz name,” said Fultz. “Helen and I met at Lycoming. I began and ended my professional career at the College. And our son, Mark, is a graduate and current member of the board of trustees. We celebrate our lifelong association with our alma mater and all that it has meant not only to us, but to generations of students. We are humbled and honored by the board of trustees’ naming of the Fultz Quadrangle.”
As a young employee, Fultz took a significant interest in the beauty and character of the Lycoming College Campus. In 1961, Fultz planted oak saplings around the main quadrangle of the campus, which have grown into the beautiful and towering oak trees that contribute to the distinctive and majestic nature of the main quad today. As treasurer, he partnered with James E. Douthat, president emeritus, to establish Lycoming College as one of the most financially secure small liberal arts colleges in the United States.
Fultz also served with distinction for many years on the board of trustees, including as the chair of the finance, investment and buildings and grounds committees. Dan and Helen together served as the chairs of Lycoming’s Campaign for a Brighter Future, raising more than $43 million.
“Their leadership and philanthropy place the Fultzes among Lycoming College’s most loyal and generous friends,” said Kent C. Trachte, president of Lycoming College. “The Fultz Quadrangle honors their legacy and signals to generations of faculty, students and alumni that Lycoming would not be what it is today without Dan’s and Helen’s generosity and commitment to Lycoming College.”