Oct 12, 2009

Hundley President's Home Dedicated

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The first family of Lindsey Wilson College still has the same address, but they now live at a different place.

That's because the LWC President's Home was officially renamed Friday morning the Emily Hundley President's Home.

The building, which recently underwent a renovation and expansion, was named in honor of longtime LWC supporter Emily Hundley of Louisville, Ky. Hundley paid for much of the building's expansion and renovation, which has allowed the college to host more events for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community.

"I'm thrilled to be able to be a part of this place," said Hundley, who also received an honorary doctorate from the college in 2006.

Built in 1950, the Hundley President's Home has been home to six LWC presidents and their family members.

A Lebanon, Ky., native, Hundley's family has been involved with the college since its founding in 1903.

Her great-grandfather James Gould Phillips was an early benefactor of the college, and the college's Phillips Residence Hall was named in his honor. Hundley Hall, which served as the college's dining hall from 1925-1993, was named in honor of her father, the late J. Phillips Hundley.

"There may not be any family, not a single one in the 106-year history of this college, with deeper roots or longer ties to this college than Dr. Emily's family," LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. said at Friday's dedication ceremony.

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