North Greenville College held a dedication service on Monday, November 5, 2001, for the Joe Frank and Eleanor Hayes Christian Fine Arts Center on the North Greenville College campus. The afternoon concert, performed in the Carolyn Gillespie Hamlin Recital Hall, was composed of North Greenville College performing ensembles and student and faculty soloists. The Hamlin Recital Hall is a 260-seat recital hall within the 17,000 square foot fine arts facility.
The Center was made possible by the financial support of Dr. and Mrs. Joe F. Hayes, Sr. of Travelers Rest and the recital hall by Mr. and Mrs. Dan R. Boling of Taylors in honor of Carolyn Gillespie Hamlin (’57) of Easley.
Other facilities dedicated on this day included: The Arnold E. and Pauline H. Emery Residence Hall, a 64-bed women’s residence hall made possible by Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Emery of Landrum; The William M. and Willice P. Anthony Prayer Garden, provided by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Anthony also of Landrum, in honor of William M. and
Willice P. Anthony of Pickens; and the newly renovated Turner Chapel.
Many other friends whose financial support made these facilities possible were on hand for this afternoon gala. A reception followed in the Dr. Hewlett and Lucile Sullivan Gallery.
“The college has been blessed with these wonderful facilities which will open many new avenues for our students,” commented NGC President Dr. Jimmy Epting.
“We are very grateful for the generosity of those who made these facilities possible.”
Article printed in the March 2002 issue of the North Greenville College Alumni Newsletter.