Florida College Formally Dedicates College Hall

September 26, 2013

On September 20, students, faculty and alumni assembled opposite the building formerly known as C Dorm to witness the formal dedication of the newly renovated College Hall.

The guests of the event ranged from current College Hall residents to alumni C Dorm occupants to Florida College board members who witnessed the building’s construction in 1964.

IMG_7967.payne.coffeysThe $1 million project was made possible by Larry and Joan (’70) Coffey, of Louisville, Ky., who provided the lead donation. The Coffey’s generous gift is the latest manifestation of their longtime devotion to Florida College. In addition to being honored by President Payne, the Coffeys were thanked by a group of current College Hall students, who presented them with a gift.

Temple Terrace mayor Frank Chillura was also in attendance, and made a surprise dedication of his own, proclaiming September 20 as Florida College Revival Day.

The proclamation acknowledged the College’s relationship with the city and also noted their other Mediterranean-style building improvements which reflects the city’s rich history.

College Hall currently houses 29 women, and is the latest completion of Florida College’s housing expansion, which began with the erection of Boswell and Terrace dormitories in 2007.