Administrators named the 32,000-square-foot dorm after Dorothy and Glendon Horne. Glendon Horne graduated from the college in 1931. His wife left Dean her estate, a donation of about $2 million — the college’s largest single gift in its history.
"It is something in our wildest dreams we never thought would happen," said Rooney of the gift. "It made the particulars of this building possible."
Noting the building’s location along West Central Street, Rooney said, "In some ways, it will attach us to Franklin in a very different way."
|New Dean College dorm on Christmas morning 2012|
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