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Construction of JSU’s new Merrill Hall passes halfway point

January 12, 2021

Construction on Jacksonville State University’s new School of Business and Industry building has passed the halfway point, according to a news release from the university, with an anticipated completion date of August of this year.

Merrill Hall, a campus institution for close to 50 years, was destroyed March 19, 2018, by an EF3 tornado that ravaged the JSU campus. Construction on its replacement started a year ago.

“We’re very excited about moving into the new building this summer,” said Steven McClung, dean of the School of Business and Industry. “We believe it will give our students access to the latest technology and facilities, providing an education that will make them extremely competitive in their fields. The facility will benefit all of our students in applied engineering, business and communication.”

This is an excerpt from an article originally published by The Gadsen Times. Read the full piece here.

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