BY SAWYER CORNELIUS
The building formerly known as Teacher Education and Technology Center (TETC), has been rededicated as Conway Hall.
Though the facility opened in 2008, it was given a new distinction last week in honor of former Maryland legislator Norman H. Conway.
On April 26th, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate Conway’s contribution to the university through his advocacy and hard work in securing the funds needed for TETC, as well as other building projects around campus.
Conway was born and raised in Salisbury and is an alum of Salisbury University.
His professional repertoire includes professions in public education and administration, Salisbury City Council and fire chief of a nearby station.
However, Conway’s career is most noted for his 28 years of service in the Maryland House of Delegates, where he held the position of Chair of the House’s Appropriations Committee for 11 of those years.
Conway lost his most recent bid for reelection, which enabled the university to make the rededication a possibility.
“He has always been a fearless advocate for the university” SU Director of Government and Community Relations Robert Sheehan said. “He moved some $500 million to make Salisbury a prestigious institution, and the main way to achieve that is through building.”
The dedication was attended by close to 200 guests, ranging from Maryland state delegates, city officials and members of the university and community.
Guest speakers included Speaker Pro Tem of the Maryland House of Delegates Adrienne Jones, as well as the President of the Wicomico County School Board Don Fitzgerald.
Aside from his civil service in government, his support for local schools, the Salisbury Zoological Park and the Eastern Shore at large has been thorough.
Conway continues to support the community through his service in the local fire department and has held board positions in organizations such as the Ward Museum and the Mental Health Association of Maryland.