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Belmont’s New Residence Hall Dedicated To Local Family

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Belmont University officially announced the naming of its newest residence hall on campus.

The building will be named after the Horrell Family who began supporting the University in 1963. Henry Horrell, founder of Nashville's Horrell Company, a local commercial real estate business, served on the Belmont Board of Trustees for 13 years and chaired the Board from 1970-77. Henry's two sons also graduated from Belmont and now serve on the Board of Trustees.

"The Horrells have demonstrated their commitment to Belmont in countless ways through a friendship that has lasted more than 50 years. In naming this new residence hall in their honor, we will remind future generations of their incredible kindness and generous spirit as well as the sustaining contributions they have made to Belmont University," said Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher.

The new suite-style dorm offers 190 rooms for Belmont students and sits adjacent to Dickens Hall, another new residence structure that opened in August. School officials said the opening of the new residence hall comes as enrollment to the school increased from 2,976 students in 2000 to more than 6,600 in 2012.

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