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Mars Hill College
PHOTOS BY KIRK HALL
A $100,000 grant from The Kresge
Foundation of Troy, Michigan, has been
awarded Mars Hill College to be used in
the completion of the school’s new ad
ministration building, Blackwell Hall.
The Kresge Foundation was created
in 1924 by the personal gifts of the late
Sebastian S. Kresge and is not affiliated
or associated with any other corporation
or organization. Since its inception,
appropriations in excess of $311 million
have been made to institutions in the
fields of higher education, health ser
vices, the arts, social welfare, and the
care of the young and old.
The Foundation awards funds pri
marily toward the construction or major
renovation of facilities and generally
requires the raising of additional
funds on a matching basis. Under the
terms of Mars Hill’s grant, the college
will have to raise the balance require
for the completion of the building
fore the end of the year. That aiiio'
is approximately $115,000.
The new building, centrally located®
the 150 acre campus, will house the
lege’s major administrative offi®*®
currently located around campus ^
three buildings. Three stories in he#
the new structure will be finished
the red brick common to the collet®
The building’s namesake is Dr.
Blackwell, alumnus and presid®?,
emeritus who served Mars Hill fo®
years, 28 of those years as president'
the period known as “the Black'^*'
years. Mars Hill experienced an
precedented time of both academic
physical growth. Eleven major but
ings as well as extensive landscap'J
were completed under Dr. BlackW®''^
administration. He also led the
sition from junior college to a full f®*'
year, degree granting senior institud®
tion in it
In announcing the grant, presiden*^^
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Fred B. Bentley stated,
Kresge Foundation elected to supP'
Mars Hill in such a significant mC®*'
is a tribute to the trustees, advi®'
and friends of Mars Hill College '
have put forth a great effort to i®
n \ _. ■ the Blackwell administration bud®
yO U'-a reality.”
Mars Hill College
Names New Librarian
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Action During Presbyterian Vrs. Mars Hill Game
Lewis Robert Miller, a native of Brasel-
ton, Georgia, has been named librarian
at Mars Hill College according to Dr.
Richard Hoffman, vice-president for
Academic Affairs. Miller is a graduate
of West Jackson High School in Braswl-
ton. Piedmont College in Demorest,
Georgia, and has earned master’s and
education specialist degrees from the
University of Georgia in Athens.
Miller comes to Mars Hill from Gaines
ville, Georgia, where he was Library
Media Specialist at Gainesville High
School. Prior to his position there, he
worked with the University of Georgia
and the city of Buford, Georgia. In
addition, he taught classes at Brenau
College and Georgia State University.
with the U.S. Army’s security
from 1964 through 1968.
Mars Hill’s new librarian is a m#!
of the National Education Associ®*’
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American Library Association, G®®'
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Library Media Association, G®®'
Association of Educators, and Phi
ta Kappa professional fraternity' ■
has held offices and other positi®®*!
affiliations, as well a® f
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articles in profes®’
Miller is married to the former Ja®^
line Su of Taipei, Taiwan, and they *1;
two children, Larry, age 8, and
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