Bigger and Better Student Center to Open This Fall at Morehead

Statement, Morehead State Alumni Magazine

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Since Aug. 26, 2016, the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) has been bustling almost daily with noise, foot traffic and activity – but that hasn’t been coming from students. Nearly two years ago, MSU broke ground on a $49.5 million project to renovate and expand the facility. Now that construction is nearing completion, student services will relocate to the space in late summer and ADUC will celebrate a grand re-opening at Homecoming in October.

Kim Oatman, assistant vice president for facilities and operations, said the original 126,000 square-feet of the building is being renovated and an additional 71,000 square-feet is being added. Some of ADUC’s new features include a campus pub and lounge area, 100-seat theater and a new ballroom capable of seating 600 people. Decorative touches include an atrium and a landscaped plaza with tiered walks and picnic tables near Lappin Hall. Dining options from Aramark, Chick-fil-A and Starbucks will be reopening and ADUC will add three more popular restaurant chains in the form of Steak ‘n Shake, Moe’s Southwest Grill and Which Wich Superior Sandwiches.

The interior of ADUC will be improved for students, and the names of some of the facility’s spaces show alumni’s commitment to student success. Recognition opportunities for donors who gave to the the Alumni & Welcome Center have been identified in ADUC and their contributions, as well as all other private support, have been directed to scholarships and support for recruitment, retention and degree completion.

Nearly $3 million in commitments was secured for the former building project and that funding has now been directed to scholarships. The gifts of 840 donors have been redirected to provide financial aid for future students. Through this process, 27 new scholarships have been created and these will either be sustained annually by the donors or endowed perpetually.

Additionally, 24 previously existing scholarship funds grew from the re-designation of these contributions.

“Our alumni donors have strongly embraced this change and are excited for the opportunity to help generations of future Eagles while receiving prominent recognition in a familiar building that was their home while they were students,” said Mindy Clark Highley (91), assistant vice president for alumni relations and development. Wilma “Willi” Walker, alumna/donor and MSU Foundation Board member stated, “This is a tremendous idea that will have substantial impact on so many students and ADUC is going to be a spectacular gathering place for not only those students, but all alumni and friends of MSU.”


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As part of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant, the new Beecher Terrace will be transformed into a sustainable, walkable, and amenity-rich community. When complete it will offer over 600 units of affordable housing. The buildings reflect the character of nearby neighborhoods while maintaining their heritage and identity.

The entire redevelopment is pursuing U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and USGBC Kentucky LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) and Enterprise Green Community certification.

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The Louisville Metro Housing Authority and the City of Louisville will break ground Friday, March 29, on Phase I of the Beecher Terrace Revitalization. Phase I includes a single, four-story building with 117 units designed specifically for seniors.  As part of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant, the new Beecher Terrace will be transformed into a sustainable, walkable, and amenity-rich community. When complete it will offer over 600 units of affordable housing. The buildings reflect the character of nearby neighborhoods while maintaining their heritage and identity. 
The entire redevelopment is pursuing U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and USGBC Kentucky LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) and Enterprise Green Community certification.  Sherman Carter Barnhart has worked with the Louisville Metro Housing Authority for over 25 years, and we are proud to be a partner with McCormack Baron Companies on the Beecher Terrace Revitalization.

 

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Libraries often reflect the architectural style of their communities. At Sherman Carter Barnhart, were proud to create designs that complement and reflect the uniqueness of each community weve worked in.

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