College Hall project on CBS2, KCRG

The renovation of College Hall was featured on the CBS2 and KCRG-TV9 news in April of 2021.

Thanks to a lead gift from Robert McLennan ’65 and Rebecca Martin McLennan ’64, the building, which will bear their name, will see many changes. Contractors began the College Hall Restoration Project, part of the Greater>Than Campaign, at the end of March and will finish in time for classes in the fall.

The nearly $3.6 million project will include renovated bathrooms, new ADA accessible entries, and a new HVAC system, which will introduce air-conditioning to the 19th-century building. Carpeting will be replaced, walls touched up, and new audio-visual equipment will be added to all classrooms.

That new finance lab will be the gem of the building. It will feature a financial ticker board anchored to the ceiling that will continuously stream asset prices, currencies, and other financial information to create the feel of a trading room.