Renovation projects to be named in honor of donors, coach

New Track Renovations at Huntington University
FOR RELEASE
2012-09-20
 Tom King, Huntington University, a Christian college 
Coach Tom King
  
Martin Center
for Digital Media Arts

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University will dedicate two significant renovation projects during Homecoming & Family Weekend on Oct. 5-6 in honor of those who have been so committed to the university.

In 2010, Huntington made renovations to Becker Hall to update the building and to create space to house the digital media arts program. The biggest renovations were to Davis Hall, the third floor of the building, which now supports a film studio with a greenscreen, a stadium-seat theater, faculty offices, editing rooms and an equipment cage. At 10 a.m. Oct. 6, the DMA department will be named the Martin Center for Digital Media Arts in honor of Jerry and Elsie Martin and their support of the recent capital campaign. The ceremony will be held on the third floor of Becker Hall.

Over the summer, the university renovated and resurfaced the track and field stadium. At 11:30 a.m. Oct. 6, the stadium will be named the King Track and Field Stadium in honor of longtime HU coach Tom King. The ceremony will be held at the track.

King first came to Huntington in 1970 as the dean of men. Over the next four decades, he coached more than 94 All-America Scholar Athletes. His athletes have earned more than 53 All-America honors, including four-time national shot put champion Jim Arnett, two-time national champion John Ngure and national runners-up Danielle Vohs and Jenny Keil. Teams and individuals coached by King have competed at the national level many times. He has also been named MCC Coach of the Year in 32 of the past 44 years.

The dedication ceremonies are open to the public.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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Ashley C. Smith
Associate Director for Media Relations
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Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
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