Paul Quinn College will break ground Friday on its first new building on campus in 40 years — the Trammell S. Crow Living and Learning Center.
Groundbreaking will take place at 11 a.m. at the college’s campus at 3837 Simpson Stuart Road in Dallas.
The building will include residential space for students, as well as office and classroom space.
The LEED-certified building will feature 30,000 square feet of residential space for students and 10,000 square feet of classroom and office space, according to the college. The building also will feature a dance studio and 1,500-person capacity competitive gym.
Following the groundbreaking, Paul Quinn will unveil the state-of-the-art Bishop and Dr. John Hurst Adams and Family Lecture Hall and Auditorium in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The lecture hall/auditorium was funded in part by the friends and the family of Bishop and Dr. John Hurst Adams. It will be used for classes, speaking engagements, movies, assemblies, and meetings.
Among the notable people involved in the groundbreaking will be:
- Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College
- Trammell S. Crow, founder of EarthX (formerly EarthDay)
- Toni Rose, Texas State Representative and Paul Quinn College alumna
- Vashti Murphy McKenzie, bishop of African Methodist Episcopal Church
- Don J. Clevenger, Paul Quinn board chair and senior vice president and chief financial officer of Oncor
- Victor J. Elmore, president and CEO of Texas Mezzanine Fund
Paul Quinn College is a private, faith-based, four-year, liberal arts-inspired faith-based college that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students. The college in South Dallas is the first federally recognized Minority Serving Institution that is a work college. It is the first MSI in the Work College Consortium, and the first work college in Texas.
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