Bryan to break ground for residence hall
November 22, 2005

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Bryan College will break ground on a new residence hall in ceremonies during the chapel hour on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The college recently announced plans to build a 120-bed residence hall to accommodate growing enrollment. Traditional enrollment grew by 62 students or 12 percent this fall, and total enrollment, including the Aspire degree completion program, was up 17 percent to 775. Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay said only about a dozen beds are available on campus, and admissions personnel are projecting another strong enrollment for next fall.

The groundbreaking ceremony, which will include comments from students, college and area officials and music by the Bryan Chorale, is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the site of the new residence hall between Arnold Hall and Summers Gymnasium.

In case of rain, the program will be held in the gym.

Vice President of Operations Tim Hostetler said the four-story building will feature two wings on each of four floors, with 12-20 students per wing, to enhance the community atmosphere of the college.

Contractor for the $4 million project is Dillard Construction, Inc., of Dayton, and the architect is The Troyer Group of Mishawaka, Ind.

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