STARKVILLE, Miss.--Mississippi State will formally name a state-of-the-art residence hall Thursday [April 4] in honor of Mary Lyn Moseley and Dr. Niles R. Moseley of Los Altos, Calif.
The public dedication of the 125,000-square-foot facility, previously known as South Hall, begins at 2 p.m., at 55 Magruder St., just south of McComas Hall. A reception will follow at the location.
Speakers will include university President Mark E. Keenum; William L. "Bill" Kibler, vice president for student affairs; John P. Rush, vice president for development and alumni; and Student Association president Michael A. Hogan of Memphis, Tenn. The Rev. Chip Stevens of Starkville's First Baptist Church will give the invocation.
Dr. Moseley is a Mississipi native and 1962 MSU aerospace engineering graduate. He is a retired broker with Moseley Investments and Real Estate. Educated as a nurse, Moseley's wife Mary Lyn, is a United Airlines flight attendant who continues to serve on select international flights.
The couple has supported major MSU scholarships and projects for a number of years, the latter of which include renovation of McCain Hall and construction of Moseley Plaza, a fountain and green space area between Simrall Electrical Engineering Building and John C. Stennis Institute of Government.
Most recently, they committed $3.15 million to establish the Mary Lyn and Dr. Niles R. Moseley Promise Support Fund. The gift provides endowed scholarships and counseling services of the MSU Promise Program, which was created to assist MSU freshmen and community college transfer students who enroll at State from low-income backgrounds.
A member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity while at MSU, Dr. Moseley went on to earn a master's degree from Rice University and a doctorate from Stanford University, both in electrical engineering. The Moseleys have also provided philanthropic support for higher education programs at Rice and Stanford.
Designed by the Meridian-based Luke, Peterson, & Kaye, P.A., architectural firm, the residence hall is a 350-bed, co-residential facility. Individual private baths and controlled heating and air, wireless Internet access, refrigerators, microwaves, and cable television connections are among room amenities.
The four-story building, whose general contractor was Harrell Contracting Group LLC of Jackson, also houses offices and student programs of the Day One Leadership Community and Maroon Volunteer Center.
For more information on the dedication, contact Abby Spann, marketing and communications coordinator for housing and residence life, at 662-325-1542.
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