Construction nears completion on Cedarville University's newest residence hall complex. The Murphy-Younger-Rickard complex, named in honor of three long-term trustees and administrators, consists of two separate residential halls adjoining a social and conference center. The residence halls will add approximately 300 beds to University residential facilities, bringing the total to more than 2,500.
by Public Relations Office
June 3, 2002
Cedarville, Ohio- Cedarville University will recognize the service of three long-term administrators and trustees by naming its newest residence hall complex in their honor. Dr. Paul Dixon, Cedarville University president, announced recently that the University board of trustees had voted unanimously to name the complex, which will be ready for occupancy in the fall, in honor of Mr. Dale Murphy, Dr. Thomas Younger, and Mr. Don Rickard. Formal dedication of the facility will take place during Cedarville's homecoming celebration in October.
Murphy has served on the University's board since 1953. He became a trustee emeritus in 2000. He is a retired real estate broker/developer and lives in Erie, Pa.
Younger was elected to Cedarville's board of trustees in 1970. He also became a trustee emeritus in 2000. Younger lives in Salem, Ore., where he formerly served as president of Western Baptist College.
Rickard became Cedarville's vice president for student services in 1970. He retired from that position in 2000, but continues to represent the institution at churches and schools across the country. Rickard and his wife, Peg, reside in Xenia.
The Murphy-Younger-Rickard complex consists of two separate residential halls adjoining a social and conference center. The residence halls will add approximately 300 beds to University residential facilities, bringing the total to more than 2,500.
The facility is a design familiar on the Cedarville campus. Murphy Hall is designated for female students and Rickard Hall is designated for males. The two halls are adjoined by the Younger Conference Center. "This is the third complex of this design we have built in the past ten years," Dr. Carl Ruby, vice president for student services, explained. "We find it serves the needs of our students extremely well. It also helps us to fulfill our stewardship responsibility as we eliminate some of the need for new architectural and engineering drawings by using a similar design."