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Panhellenic building plans revealed Monday

March 18, 1997

Kevin Johnson/ The Baylor Lariat

A model for the future Baylor Panhellenic Building sits on a table in the Mary Gibbs Jones Family Sciences building.

By Grace Jeon

Lariat Reporter

The proposed $5 million Baylor Panhellenic Building model was unveiled Monday.

Seniors from the interior design program designed the scale model of the building as an outside class project.

A prototype of one of the meeting rooms was on display to show the students' design.

Dr. Lucia DeBauge, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, unveiled the building model and said that by students being involved in projects such as these, 'they can develop strong ties to the University that aren't easily broken.'

The nine rooms of the Panhellenic Building will be used as meeting places for the University's sororities that are members of the National Panhellenic Conference, said Kathy Hillman, associate professor and acquisitions librarian.

The building will encompass an area of 55,000 square feet, including a computer lab, a storage area, an office and an apartment for a caretaker.

The funds for constructing the Panhellenic Building will come from sorority alumni and other alumni, said Hillman.

In a year or two, construction will start as soon as the funds are raised, Hillman said.

The three-story building with a parking area below, will be located at 1230 South Ninth St. across from the Collins Residence Hall.

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