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No. 8 January 30,1995
The Official Campus Newspaper
Boiling Springs, NC
Hamrick Building to get much needed renovations
,by Rebekah Cloninger
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the
Dover Foundation has donated Gardner-Webb
University one million dollars to renovate of
the E. B, Hamrick Building.
The total estimated cost for this renova
tion however, is approximately three million
dollars. Established in 1944 by Dover Textiles,
the Dover Foundation first gave $22,000 to
support G-W in the 1940's. In 1990, the foun
dation contributed one million dollars to be
used on renovating the Charles I. Dover Cam
pus Center (DCC).
The building will house the undergradu
ate Broyhill School of Management and the
graduate MBA program. Renovations vv^ill in
clude 7 classrooms, 16 offices and a 310 seat
auditorium. There will be come additions to
tors to make it handicapped accessible.
The Hamrick Building was completed in
1925, and was originally called the Memorial
Building. It was later renamed in honor of a
prominent local merchant by the name of
Elijah Bly Hamrick in the eariy 40's.
The building originally was used for
chapel, held 3 times a week, which was man
datory with assigned seats.
Renovations for the E. B. Hamrick Build
ing are necessary due to two fires. The first
fire was on November 12,1937, and the sec
ond was in the early 80's. Even after the first
fire in 1937, the building was still used for
offices until the mid 80's when usage was no
longer necessary, as new buildings were be
The outside of the Hamrick Building was
renovated in the early 90’s. New doors, win
dows, guttering, and a new roof were added
Many students see the Hamrick Building as
a place for hanging out. Soon it will be busy
with construction crews as they restore one
the oldest buildings on our campus
the building: stairwells, bathrooms, and eleva- to enhance the appearance of the building.
Dr. Paul Jolley says good-bye to Gardner-Webb
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by Wendy Davidson & Jason Farr
Having served Gardner-Webb for more
than 33 years. Dr. Paul Jolley will say good
bye as he plans to retire at the end of this se
After graduating from Appalachian State
with his Bachelor's Degree, Dr. Jolley pursued
his Master's at Appalachian and Chapel Hill.
He received his D.Ed from Florida State Uni
versity. He has taught mathematics for 43
years. While at Gardner-Webb, Dr. Jolley has
taught everything from Sets & Logic to Gradu
ate Level Math for Teachers.
When asked how G-W has changed since
coming here. Dr. Jolley said, “It has grown
from about 500 students in 1962 to its current
enrollment of 2300.1 think the biggest change
has been the upgrade from college to univer
While Dr. Jolley has many memories that
he will take with him, one in particular sticks
out in his mind.
“I'll never forget the time that a cafeteria
worker attacked the assistant manager and
would possibly have killed him had I not sepa
rated them. The assistant manager spent sev
eral days in the hospital as a result of the at
Dr. Jolley has served Gardner-Webb in
many facets during his tenure. He served as
Department Chair for 17 years. Faculty repre
sentative for 10 years and Faculty Marshall
for 1 1/2 years. He is a member of Westview
Baptist Church in Shelby .
When asked why he was retiring, Dr.
Jolley replied, “I want to enjoy life with my
retired wife (Maxine). I plan on traveling, play
ing golf and enjoying the grandchildren.
Dr. Jolley would like to leave these words
for the students, “You can only get the educa
tion you are paying for if you devote your time
and effort to learn all that is available from
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