Construction to begin
on new FSC residence hall
LAKELAND, Fla. (April
3, 2003) -Construction begins this month on a 76-room residence
hall on the Florida Southern College campus. The hall will join
existing Hollis and Dell Halls on Columbia Way. The three million
dollar residence hall addition is made possible through the generous
funding of John R. Miller II and his wife Eleanor H. Miller, of
Winter Haven, Florida. Work will be completed by the end of the
year with use beginning second semester, January 2004.
The design is by Wallis, Murphey, Boyington, Architects of Lakeland,
Florida. Rodda Construction, also of Lakeland, Florida, will build
the new facility. Known as Miller Residence Hall, the three story
building will include 76 student rooms, an elevator, laundry facilities
and lobby area. It will connect with the existing Hollis Hall, finished
in '87 and Dell Hall, completed in '92.
Eleanor H. and John R. Miller II are long-time friends of the college,
establishing the Eleanor Honeyman and John R. Miller II Scholarship
in 1987 and endowing the John and Eleanor Miller Chair in Communications
in 1991. The Frank Lloyd Wright designed Polk County Science Building
Planetarium restoration, including a new star machine, and the Honeyman
Pavilion addition at Branscomb Auditorium were also made possible
through their generosity.
"I am pleased to have this next phase of additional student housing
underway," said FSC President Dr. Thomas L. Reuschling. "The generosity
of the Millers continues to enrich the lives of our students."
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 15 at 11:30
a.m. between Dell and Hollis Halls.
MEDIA NOTE: Artist's rendering of the Miller Residence Hall
is available. Contact Shari Szabo at (863) 680-6234.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.