We celebrated the naming of the Heribert Heckschen Center, formerly the Secondary Library, at a naming ceremony with Prof. Dr. Heribert Heckschen, his family and members of the DIS community. This special honour was awarded to Prof. Heckschen for his distinguished service to DIS since 2001 as a member, Vice Chair and Chair of the DIS Association. His many achievements included the following for which we will always be grateful:
- led the Development Team from 2006 until 2008 and raised money for the Annen Campus building campaign (many projects were developed under his leadership, e.g. the watch project, the cookbook, the private dinner) - he was basically leading the fundraising team. He was able to acquire many corporate donations.
- Played a leading role in the transformation of DIS from an "e.V." into gGmbH and supported the school with legal advice
- was a major donor of the school´s building campaign and other fundraising events.
- organized annual staff barbecue events at his house
Prof. Heckschen will be remembered for his passion towards the school, his generosity with time given to all members of the community and his commitment to international education and life-long learning. The Heribert Heckschen Centre is a deserved legacy that will be given to future generations of DIS students and acknowledgement of his achievements.
Thank you, Heribert! You have brought our vision to life.