Anticipation grows as construction continues on Davis & Elkins College’s new Glory Residence Hall. The building, supported by students and alumni alike, will house incoming students during the upcoming academic year.

D&E’s donors have provided much of the $25 million goal it will take to fund the construction through the “Creating Home: It Takes a Village” campaign. Similarly, D&E’s student body, led by the Student Government Association, has supported the construction campaign by pledging a significant gift to the Freshman Village.

The new residence hall, along with upcoming renovations to Roxanna Booth and Gribble Halls, will form the Freshmen Village at Davis & Elkins College. Glory Residence Hall, has been named by campaign supporter Kathy (Dunbar) Ramsdell, 1974 magna cum laude graduate, for her faith-based history with the College. Ramsdell is a recipient of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from D&E.

D&E President Chris A. Wood said, “The Freshmen Village will be a true blessing to D&E students. Each of our donors that have cumulatively contributed 85% of our $25 million campaign goal to date are tangibly expressing their support of our mission and their confidence in our future.”

As the campaign enters its final stretch and construction of the Freshmen Village is completed, D&E will look to continue to enrich the college experience through future enhancements to housing for upper class students. A microcosm of the successes D&E continues to see, this campaign is only part of a larger whole that seeks to continue D&E’s trajectory of growth.