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New Residence Halls Named

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bryn Athyn College Names New Residence Halls for Beloved Former Professors

Dr. Sherri Cooper and Rev. Dan Goodenough are honored as namesakes of the new first-year residence halls on the BAC campus

Bryn Athyn, PA–The most recent additions to Bryn Athyn College’s eye-catching campus are two new residence halls that will house first-year students starting fall 2016.  The elegant new buildings have just received their names– Cooper and Goodenough–in honor of two former professors who have left lasting impressions on their colleagues and the students they taught.

Dr. Sherri Cooper was a beloved faculty member who played a large part in developing the College’s science curriculum and expanding their partnership with the Pennypack Trust.  Sherri’s battle with cancer ended in 2015, and Bryn Athyn College celebrates her memory through this dedication.

Reverend Dan Goodenough was a very popular faculty member, past dean of the Bryn Athyn College Theological School and President of the Academy of the New Church, which is the administrative body under which the College operates.  Those who had the privilege to have been taught or mentored by Rev. Goodenough remember him fondly and are thrilled to honor him in this way.

The handsome buildings were designed by architectural firm Spillman Farmer, the group responsible for previous successful projects on BAC’s campus, including the impressive Brickman Center.  The style and placement of Cooper and Goodenough Halls are a natural complement to the existing residential and academic structures, and their speedy construction is credited to the Whiting Turner Construction Company.

Each Hall will house 41 students, and will connect via a common space designed for group meetings and social gatherings.  The addition of these two new halls completes a ring of five suites, which will be joined together by an attractive plaza that is currently under construction.  A formal dedication will take place in October.