Dedication ceremony held for Ronald E. Nettles Residence Hall

Co-Lin’s Wesson Campus recently dedicated the Ronald E. Nettles Residence Hall, the college’s new women’s honors residence hall. Former Co-Lin Presidents Dr. Billy B. Thames and Dr. Howell C. Garner, Board of Trustees Chairman Tommy Sasser, and current Co-Lin President Dr. Jane G. Hulon spoke to a large crowd gathered outside the completed residence hall. A reception was held in the Anderson Building following the ceremony.

“When I look at the name of this building, it will remind me of the dedicated faculty, staff, students and administrators here,” Dr. Ronnie Nettles said in his response. “They made this dedication possible by their work in the classrooms, libraries, locker rooms, offices, and in the community. It’ll remind me of their work, their vision, and their recognition that what we did at Co-Lin made a difference in the lives of students.”

The 22,169 square foot two-story residence hall has 28 double bedrooms, enough room for 56 students, study areas, laundry facilities, an apartment for the residence hall supervisor, and an elevator. Each room has a spacious private bath, single beds, armoire, desk, chair, and internet and cable access. Nettles Hall is located in the center of campus, providing easy access to the cafeteria, instructional facilities, and student services. Students living in the honors residence hall must have a 21 or above ACT composite score and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Architecture South, P.A. was the architect for the $5 million project, with Paul Jackson and Son, Inc. of Brookhaven serving as the general contractor. The Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management and the Department of Finance and Administration oversaw the construction project.