Whitney Benefits Contributes to New College Residence Hall

Sheridan College will be able to accommodate up to another 100 students on campus, possibly as early as next fall, thanks to a donation of $7.1 million from Whitney Benefits.

Dr. Leah Barrett, who's vice president for student affairs, said the new structure, currently being designed, will be called Centennial Hall in recognition of the 100-year legacy of Edward A. Whitney's generosity.

Total cost of the project is estimated at $9 million, and the remaining $1.9 million will be paid for by revenue from resident students.

Barrett said the new facility will be a traditional residence hall.

The new hall will include three floors with traditional rooms, common lounges and study rooms. Barrett said the additional beds will help meet the increasing demand for on-campus housing. But, she said, it will do more.

Barrett said preliminary site preparation has already started. She expects the new building will satisfy the college's housing needs for the next five to seven years.

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