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USM Holds Ribbon Cutting for College Hall

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The University of Southern Mississippi reopens it's doors to a building that has been in the center of campus for over 100 years.

College Hall was one of the campus' five original buildings built in 1912.

Through the years it held the library, president's office, classrooms, faculty offices, and an auditorium on the third floor.

In the 1960's, the grand entrance was turned into a mechanical room, ceilings were lowered and windows were bricked in.

But today it stands in it's original grandeur, fully restored, and it is the new home for the School of Mass Communications.

Classrooms, computer labs, radio station, production studio, equipment room and newspaper office are together under one roof.

"It's extraordinary, and I think that's what our school is all about, making sure our students are getting the opportunities that are going to enable them to get a job when they get out, Director of the School of Mass Com. Chris Campbell said.

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