Sanders provides funding for EC residence hall lobby

Staff Writer
Woodford Times
Eureka College history professor Richard Sanders has provided funding for the lobby of the new residence hall.

Long-time Eureka College history professor Richard Sanders of Eureka has given funds to build the lobby of Eureka College’s new residence hall. The lobby will be named for Sanders, who retired last year after 25-and-a-half years at the college.

The 1,000-square-foot lobby will feature a two-story atrium and include two lounges for studying and social activities, a service desk and a mail room.

The lobby is part of the 28,000-square-foot, $6 million residence hall under construction on Reagan Drive south of Langston Hall. It is expected to be completed by January 2012.

Sanders also gave funds to create the Richard W. Sanders Endowed Scholarship to be awarded annually to a student pursuing a degree in history or political science. The scholarship will be offered beginning in fall 2011.

The amount of Sanders’ gifts was not disclosed.

“For more than 25 years Dr. Sanders has given to Eureka College his time, talent and treasure, and his commitment to Eureka College is extraordinary” said Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Michael Murtagh. “It is exceedingly fitting that a scholarship and an important portion of the new residence hall bear his name. For many years to come, future generations of Eureka College students will see his name and be inspired to emulate his lifetime commitment to making a positive difference to his students and the college he loves.”

As Eureka College moves forward to improve and build the infrastructure of the campus, there will be many opportunities for individuals to leave a legacy to the institution, Murtagh said.

For more information, contact the Development Office at 467-6317.