November 28, 2014  

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Southern Miss Gulf Coast Breaks Ground for Hardy Hall, Lloyd Hall Restoration

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LONG BEACH, Miss. -- University of Southern Mississippi officials broke ground today on restoration projects at the Gulf Park campus involving Hardy Hall and Lloyd Hall – both of which were severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina six years ago.

Hardy Hall, an $8.7 million construction project, and Lloyd Hall, a $2.3 million construction project, are longtime structures that sustained heavy damage from Katrina in 2005. The three-story Hardy Hall will house the bookstore, dining services, administrative offices and the College of Education and Psychology. Lloyd Hall will house nine classrooms. Construction on both restoration projects are set to begin soon and completion is expected by fall 2012.

Photo 1: From left to right, Dr. Martha Saunders, University of Southern Mississippi President, Ed Blakeslee, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees Vice President, Dr. Pat Joachim, former Southern Miss Gulf Coast Associate Provost, and Leigh G. Jaunsen of Dale Partners Architects P.A. break ground for the restoration project of Hardy Hall at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. In addition to Hardy Hall, the university broke ground for Lloyd Hall.

Photo 2:University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast students break ground for the restoration project of Lloyd Hall at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. In addition to Lloyd Hall, the university broke ground for Hardy Hall.

(Southern Miss University Communications photos by Charmaine Schmermund)