Pearl Hall: plans for new student residence are well under way
RELEASED: Nov. 9, 2006
DANVILLE, KY—During last year's homecoming festivities, Centre President John Roush announced plans for the construction of a new residence hall. Now a year later, Pearl Hall is well on its way to becoming the College's newest student housing option.
A groundbreaking ceremony for Pearl Hall is set for this coming spring. Construction on the three-floor facility, which will be located on Main Street, is scheduled to begin in May 2007 after commencement and should be finished in time for students to move into in August 2008, though there will still be landscaping and other details to finish, says Randy Hays, vice president and dean of student life. Dedication of the building will take place during homecoming in October 2009.
"The footprints for Pearl Hall have been established," says John Cuny, vice president for finance. "There is still detailed interior work to do, and we're working on plans to begin deciding on specifics such as electricity, mechanical work, furnishings for the rooms, telephones and such."
"Pearl Hall will give options for our rising juniors and seniors to live in different areas of campus; it'll give them a change," he says. "It also gives the College the option of having more students living on campus."
Pearl Hall is being built with a gift from Centre trustee Robert Brockman '63. The residence hall is named in memory of Brockman's mother and grandmother, who were both named Pearl.
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