Ron Johnston of San Diego State University Parents' Development Board provides opening remarks. He introduces the architect, Francisco Montesinos, and several others involved in the engineering and construction of the building. Moving on to funding, he mentions audience member Ruth Keen and her late husband Harold Keen. He introduces San Diego State University President Thomas B. Day, who welcomes the audience and also speaks about Harold Keen. Johnston takes back the microphone to introduce Ron Moffatt, Director of International Student Services, who says that Dave Neptune and Winnie Chase are in the audience along with some others involved with the International Student Center, and thanks Ruth Keen. Johnston then introduces Carl Emerich, associate vice president for student affairs, who talks about Neptune. The next speaker is Lionel Van Deerlin, who worked with Harold Keen at the San Diego Sun in the 1930s. Johnston returns to the microphone to end the ceremony, introducing a singer for the final presentation.