Bishop Emeritus John Cummins blessing a portrait of the late Brother Alfred Brousseau.

Bishop Emeritus John Cummins blessed a new portrait of the late Brother Alfred Brousseau during a ceremony to christen the School of Science building as Brousseau Hall on Science Day in March. The portrait was donated by artist Bruce Wolfe. Brother President Ronald Gallagher, seen behind Brother Dominic Berardelli and Father Sal Ragusa, noted that Brother Alfred was “a man of prodigious energy and multiple accomplishments.” Brother Alfred taught mathematics and physics at SMC from 1930 to 1941 and from 1959 to 1978.

Brousseau Hall pays homage to Brother Alfred’s passion for the Fibonacci numbers with an inlaid nautilus on the first floor.

“Brother Alfred thoroughly appreciated God’s creation,” said Brother Ronald. “He was always exploring it, documenting it and celebrating it.”

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