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Nicholas Hall Opens

10/18/2011

Nicholas Hall is now open, and 43 ladies have moved into the latest addition to Williams Baptist College. Residents began moving in last Monday evening, and by Tuesday most were getting settled in.

The residence hall is a two-story structure with just over 9,800 square feet of floor space. It was constructed at a cost of about $1.75 million. One of the highlights of the building is a large and stylish lobby, and the facility also includes a fitness room, a covered back porch and a full kitchen.

"Nicholas Hall is a great new place to live. It's comfortable, relaxing, and has a different atmosphere that everyone who lives in it seems to enjoy thus far," said Emily Smith, a junior from Alpena, Ark., who is also the head resident of the new facility.

The building is named in honor of Dr. Jack & Martha Nicholas of Little Rock, who served at the college for over 30 years. Dr. Nicholas was president of WBC from 1973 to 1991, in addition to his years as a psychology professor, and Mrs. Nicholas directed WBC’s Felix Goodson Library for over three decades.

The new building was designed by Brackett-Krennerich & Associates Architects of Jonesboro and built by Clark General Contractors of Walnut Ridge.

Nearly 600 students are enrolled at WBC, including 550 on its Walnut Ridge campus. Just under 400 students live in residence halls and apartments on the Williams campus.

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