Joyce Cummings Center Unveiled

Medford, MA – Tufts University unveiled its new building, the Joyce Cummings Center on April 26, which is named for the co-founder of Cummings Foundation.

(l-r) Bill and Joyce Cummings with Tufts University president Anthony Monaco, Ph.D. and spouse Zoia Monaco, Ph.D. / Photo by Caitlin Cunningham for Tufts University

There will be several STEM-related programs are based in the center as well as Derby Entrepreneurship Center and Fletcher School’s executive education and Global Master of Arts programs. The 7-level building sits on College Avenue, adjacent to the MBTA Green Line extension. A substantial commitment from Cummings Foundation funded much of its design and construction.

The project was first proposed in 1987 by Medford native Bill Cummings, a Tufts University alumnus and then trustee, as well as husband of Joyce Cummings.

“With its completion, we can all see how vital this fine new Joyce Cummings Center is as a stunning gateway and a perfect connector between upper and lower campus,” said Bill Cummings. “More importantly, this is a new hub for collaboration, innovation, and community activity.”