Wilkes University

Passan Hall

Whole lot of business going on.

Passan Hall currently houses Health and Wellness Services, Student Affairs, and Residence Life. Passan Fall was also formally called the Minrose Building.

If you were at Wilkes in 1993

you called Passan Hall the new Student Services Building. Renovations, which included handicapped accessibility, air conditioning and floor coverings were made to the building in 1994.

In 1998, the 10,000-square-foot brick building was named in honor of Marjorie Passan, a Pittston native who later lived in Wilkes-Barre and New York City. Mrs. Passan co-founded the Valley Distributing company, and served as its secretary and treasurer. Former Wilkes president, Dr. Christopher Breiseth, described Marjorie as "a woman who embraced life and new beginnings."