Huston Residence Hall
Updated image coming Fall 2012
(following completion of renovations)
The hall is named for Miss Ruth Huston, who was a missionary to the Kentucky mountains, a member of the board of trustees, and a generous supporter of Bryan. *
Huston contains 52 rooms which are individually climate controlled. Each student room has a sink and is furnished with beds, wardrobes and study desks. Some rooms are fitted with movable, modular furniture. Each floor has a lounge, kitchen, bathrooms, laundry rooms and storage areas.
Meet Huston Resident Director Karie Harpest and her staff here.
Renovations UpdateThanks to a generous grant from the Huston Foundation, students moving into Huston this fall (2012) will enjoy these improvements:
- New HVAC units in each room.
- New brick and iron fence in front
- Remodeled back entrance
- Remodeled kitchen (new cabinetry, flooring, paint, appliances, and furniture)
- Remodeled entryway (flooring, lighting, paint)
Quick Facts about Huston
Residence rooms: 52
Students per room: 19 rooms accommodating three people, 30 rooms accommodating two people and three rooms housing one person
Current Capacity: 120
Room Description: 14' x 16', Cinder block walls and tiled floors
Furniture/Amenities: Bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, dresser and sink with medicine cabinet (three-person rooms have movable furniture)
Community Areas: Lounge (cable tv), kitchen (refrigerator, stove, oven and microwave) and laundry room (washers, dryers and ironing board) all housed on the second floor, and Huston's huge hallways that create constant community
Showers per student: About one shower for every four women
Huston is well-known for: Being the campus hub of late-night fun for B.C.'s freshmen and sophomore women.
Huston Hall's Heritage of Humor: The Epic Turkey Bowling Night, which was held annually around Thanksgiving. A fun, competitive evening of bowling with frozen turkeys. You had to experience it to really understand it.
* Ruth Huston (1899-1982) was founder and charter member of the Scripture Memory Mountain Mission, headquartered in Emmalena, KY. Miss Huston traveled by horseback and later by Jeep among mountain communities conducting Sunday schools and Bible studies. She served as an officer and director of the Huston Foundation which she co-founded with her brother Charles.
During her more than 50 years of ministry, Miss Houston traveled by horseback and later by jeep: taught Bible in Sunday schools, in homes, and in summer camps; helped to sponsor a bookmobile library service; used her music wherever the opportunity presented itself; and performed a wide variety of services conducive to missionary life. She became a trustee of Bryan College in 1959 and served for 20 years.
Huston Hall was named for Ruth Huston in late fall of 1967. The inscription on the Huston Hall plaque, reads: “To the greater glory of God and in honor of Miss Ruth Huston, missionary to the Kentucky Mountains, philanthropist, and Bryan trustee, this dormitory for women is named Huston Hall in tribute to her life of Christian dedication.”