November 23, 2014  

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Southern Miss Receives Approval to Name New Residence Halls

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Artist's rendering of Century Park South residential complex.

The University of Southern Mississippi has received approval from the State College Board to name three new buildings and a student health center as part of the Century Park South residential complex.

One building will be designated as Luckyday Citizenship Hall and will house Luckyday Scholarship students and Luckyday offices. The Luckyday Foundation made a $4 million gift commitment toward construction of the Century Park South complex in November, 2011.

The new student health facility will be named the Moffitt Health Center in honor of Dr. Virginia Moffitt Crawford, director of Student Health Services at Southern Miss, and her family.

Two buildings will be named for the residence halls they replaced: Vann Hall, named for former football coach Thad “Pie Vann” and Scott Hall, named for T.P. Scott, a Brookhaven school superintendent who was instrumental in the University’s founding as Mississippi Normal College in 1910.

Century Park South will bring state-of-the art residence halls to Southern Miss, providing 954 beds for freshmen and other scholarship students. The $55.6 million project will feature three buildings, with five floors in each structure.

For more information about the Century Park housing, contact the Department of Residence Life at 601.266.4783 or reslife@usm.edu