• Saint Paul Mayor Randy Kelly's proclamation

    Whereas, Hamline University was built at its present site on Snelling Avenue in 1880, and Hancock Elementary School was built almost directly across the street in 1887; and for more than 100 years students and faculty from both schools have crossed Snelling Avenue to work with each other; and 

    Whereas, in 1991, the relationship between the schools was formalized when the Federal Government approved magnet school status for Hancock by virtue of its collaboration with Hamline University; and in 1996, the elementary school was renamed Hancock/Hamline University Collaborative Magnet School, and

    Whereas, the relationship has served past and current generations and will continue to serve future generations, improving academic, social, and cultural opportunities for all; and

    Whereas, we recognize the dedication of hundreds of faculty and staff and thousands of students to the principles of this collaboration: meaningful relationships, shared learning, and cultural diversity; and

    Whereas, on the occasion of Hamline University's 150th and Hancock's 117th anniversaries, it is appropriate to rededicate and recommit ourselves to the long-standing partnership between Hamline University and Hancock/Hamline University Collaborative Magnet School

    Now, Therefore, I , Randy Kelly, Mayor of the City of Saint Paul, do hereby proclaim Friday, May 7, 2004 to be Hancock/ Hamline Collaboration Day in the City of Saint Paul in appreciation for their countless collaborative achievements in improving the educational opportunities for Saint Paul's elementary and university students.