UNH's Mills Hall Will Open Early and Within Budget: Dedication Ceremony is Thursday, Nov. 7

By Lori Gula
UNH News Bureau

November 4, 2002

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DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire's newest residence hall, Mills Hall, named after former UNH President Eugene Mills, has been completed ahead of schedule and well within its budget.

The building will be formally dedicated Thursday, Nov. 7, during a 4 p.m. ceremony at Huddleston Hall. Students moved into Mills Hall Saturday, Nov 2.

"Mills Hall is a beautiful building. I am proud of everyone who worked so well together to make this project a success. Naturally, UNH Facilities, construction manager Gilbane Building Co., architectural and interior design firm JSA Inc., and civil engineering firm Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. deserve our thanks, as do participants from Housing, Residential Life, and the Memorial Union Building," said Candace Corvey, vice president for finance and administration.

Mills Hall was completed eight days early on Oct. 30, and well under budget. After passing inspections with the Office of the State Fire Marshall and the Durham Fire Department, it was then delivered to the university by Gilbane, JSA and UNH Facilities.

The Nov. 7 dedication ceremony will include remarks from UNH President Ann Weaver Hart, Eugene Mills, USNH Trustee Merle Schotanus, student Scott MacFarland, and Connie "Mrs. M" McDonald, former housemother of Congreve.

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