Agnes Scott Receives Additional Support for Campbell Hall Renovation

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Agnes Scott is closer to its $15 million goal for renovations to Campbell Hall thanks to a gift from an alumna and her husband.

Agnes Scott College will receive an additional $75,000 toward its planned transformation of Campbell Hall from a generous bequest created by Dr. William H. and Jessie Aiken Hodges Kryder '50 administered through The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama.

The renovations will transform the former science building into an innovative living-learning community, creating state-of-the-art academic and instructional facilities combined with suite-style rooms for up to 96 students.

"We are so grateful to the Kryders and The Community Foundation for their generous support of the Campbell Hall renovation," said Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott. "This vital project will energize our campus climate and enhance our rich liberal arts tradition by encouraging learning, discussion and discovery to flow from the classroom to the dorm room and back again."

Built in 1951, Campbell Hall served as the college's science building until the opening of the Mary Brown Bullock Science Center in 2003. Campbell Hall's renovation is a part of Agnes Scott's new residential sector plan to renovate key facilities in preparation for the college's planned enrollment growth over the next few years. The project will also be a model of sustainability as a transformed and repurposed historic structure. The renovation will be designed to meet the standards for LEED Silver certification for green building design.

The college so far has raised $14.5 million for the $15 million Campbell Hall project, receiving $6 million last year from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation as well as an additional $1 million from an anonymous friend of the college.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.