Goldey-Beacom College this month placed the final steel I-beam on William A. Franta Hall as the Board of Trustees, staff, faculty, and students looked on.
“This is a major milestone for Goldey-Beacom College and for Franta Hall,” said Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, recently appointed College president. She continued, “It’s the symbolic completion of the structural phase of our new building which remains on schedule to receive its new occupants in August 2020. This building represents a completely new chapter in the life of Goldey-Beacom College, not just in design, but also in our student experience. With this massive presence on Limestone Road, Franta Hall will become a beacon for us that encourages us to engage our students and the greater GBC community on our journey.”
The construction manager for the project is EDiS Company, Wilmington, with Blackney Hayes serving as the architect.
The project, which includes the construction of William A. Franta Hall, a new residence hall which will house 152 students and the renovation of the Joseph West Jones Center, also includes a major expansion of event space and the Athletics Department.
Founded in 1886, the college offers graduate and undergraduate degrees with majors in psychology, economics, criminal justice, English, and all areas of business. With alumni from 26 states and 66 nations, Goldey-Beacom College is located in Pike Creek.