Southern Adventist University will hold a dedication ceremony Saturday for Summerour Hall to honor three years of work, $4 million in renovations, and the addition of 6,000 square feet of new space. The building is home to the School of Education and Psychology’s undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern.
The ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. as professors, administrators, and alumni will gather outside the building for donor acknowledgment, academic insight, and prayerful dedication. From 3-4 p.m. visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour of Summerour Hall. The event culminates at 4:30 p.m. in the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists for a concert by Wedgwood, the celebrated folk group that includes Southern alum Bob Summerour, M.D., a psychiatrist and clinical professor at the University of California, Riverside.
Completed in 1971, Summerour Hall was originally a home economics building and was named after longtime benefactors Gradye and B.F. Summerour. During Southern’s May 4 Commencement program at the Chattanooga Convention Center, the School of Education and Psychology graduated more than 50 students representing a variety of academic emphases.