JBU Trustees Rename Hall in Honor of Bill and Dede Hutcheson


SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (July 30, 2012) - The John Brown University Board of Trustees has approved the renaming of North Hall to Hutcheson Hall in honor of the servant leadership of Bill and Dede Hutcheson, longtime supporters of JBU. Bill Hutcheson served on the JBU Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2008, and was subsequently named Trustee Emeritus.

Hutcheson Hall was completed in two phases. Given the temporary name of North Hall, Phase I was completed in 2004 and consisted of central common areas and the east wing that houses 110 students. A generous gift to complete the hall was announced in 2007. Phase II, the west wing, currently houses 80 students and was completed in 2008.

“We are deeply grateful to Bill and Dede Hutcheson and their family for their faithful friendship and wonderful support that made this residence hall possible,” said Dr. Chip Pollard, president.

“We are excited to finally have a permanent name on which to build the community of the hall embodying the humble, generous spirit of Bill ‘Hutch’ and Dede Hutcheson,” said Dr. André Broquard, Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life.  “Hutcheson Hall will continue to be a great place of belonging, fun, challenge and support.”

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John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked first among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is listed as one of America's Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 44 countries. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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