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UK’s Class of 2003 Commemorates Patterson Hall

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Photo of Nicole Grubbs, president of UK's Student Development Council and UK President Lee Todd, unveiling the historical marker at Patterson Hall.
Nicole Grubbs, president of UK's Student Development Council and UK President Lee Todd, unveil the historical marker at Patterson Hall.

Patterson Hall, named after former UK President James K. Patterson, opened in 1904. Built specifically as a women’s dormitory, it was the first building constructed off the main campus and is the oldest existing UK dormitory.

 

April 22, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The University of Kentucky Class of 2003 added its special touch to campus today with a historical marker donated to the university to mark Patterson Hall. UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. was on hand for the dedication.

Patterson Hall, named after former UK President James K. Patterson, opened in 1904. Built specifically as a women’s dormitory, it was the first building constructed off the main campus. Patterson Hall became a co-ed residence hall in the 1990s and is the oldest existing UK dormitory.

The UK Student Development Council began the Historical Marker and Academic Scholarship Program in 1994 with the assistance of the Kentucky Historical Society. The council’s Senior Challenge raises funds for the marker program to get seniors involved with projects that give back to the university. Money remaining after marker expenses is applied to student scholarships.


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