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UT Board of Trustees name new residence hall and other buildings

6:51 PM, Mar 1, 2013   |    comments
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Several people and families who have made a significant contribution to the University of Tennessee and its history will have their names remembered forever on campus.

The Board of Trustees met Friday on the UT Chattanooga campus, and approved proposals to name or rename several buildings on the Knoxville campus.

"We are proud that we can carry on the legacy of these individuals who have contributed to UT's rich diversity and inspiring history," said Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek.

The new residence hall being built on Andy Holt Avenue will be named the Fred D. Brown Residence Hall.  It is the first building on the UT Knoxville campus to be named for an African-American person.  Brown created the Office of Diversity Programs in the College of Engineering.

The former Student Health Center will be renamed Temple Hall, in honor of Oliver P. Temple and his daughter, Mary Boyce Temple. The new Student Health Building opened last year on Volunteer Boulevard. The former health center is currently being renovated for College of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences programs.
Oliver Temple was a trustee of East Tennessee University, which was later named the University of Tennessee, from 1820 until his death in 1907. His daughter continued his work by establishing a foundation in 1919 to purchase and breed purebred animals and improve plant breeding. She later gave her library to UT.

The new football practice facility will be called the Anderson Training Center in honor of the Anderson families of Knoxville and Florence, Alabama. The families' generosity helped to make the new state-of-the-art facility a reality. This 145,000-square-foot building includes an amphitheater-style team room, coaches' offices, position meeting rooms, a first-class dining facility, players' lounge, a 7,000-square-foot locker room and a 22,000-square-foot multilevel weight room, as well as a new training room and hydrotherapy area. The Anderson Training Center will be central to the physical training and development of all Tennessee athletic teams.

The board also approved a proposal to modify the name of the Frank H. McClung Museum to the Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture to better reflect its mission.

The John D. Tickle Engineering Building's name was also modified to include the middle initial D of its benefactor, a 1965 graduate of the college. The Tickle building will be the new home for the Industrial and Information Engineering Department and is set to open to students in fall 2013.

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