At its quarterly meeting today the Coastal Carolina
Board of Trustees approved the naming of two new campus facilities
which are now under construction, the H. Dale Williams Center for
Extended Learning and the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery.
H. Dale Williams, a Myrtle Beach businessman, made a significant
contribution toward the completion of the new headquarters of Coastal's
Division of Extended Learning and Public Services, which will occupy
the second floor of the new campus Welcome Center facility. The
division's 9,600 square-foot headquarters facility to be named in his
honor will house two computer labs, a Senior Resource Center, and five
classrooms. Williams also is spearheading efforts to raise funds to
purchase equipment and furnishings for the facility. The building is
expected to be ready for occupancy by April 2001.
The art gallery in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of
Humanities and Fine Arts Building will be named in honor of the late
Rebecca R. Bryan of Conway, a Coastal benefactor and a longtime
supporter of the university's arts and humanities programs. The board
also approved the naming of a future extension of Coastal's library in
honor of the Bryan family. The Humanities Building is now under
construction and is scheduled to be completed by fall 2001. Specific
plans for expansion of the Kimbel Library are yet to be determined.