On May 13, Boyd Dunn, the mayor of Chandler, Arizona, joined the administration and faculty of International Baptist College (Tempe, AZ) to cut the ribbon on Singleton Hall. Singleton Hall is IBC’s first residence hall in the college’s nearly 30-year history, and it represents a major landmark for the small school.
Students had watched the building progress since it started in November 2005. They had helped paint, decorate, and landscape to get the building ready to use. After the ribbon was cut May 13, visitors passed through the arcaded entry to tour the facility. The Spanish mission-style structure can house 110 students. Each dorm room will accommodate four students with a private shower and restroom.
Singleton Hall provides needed residence space and represents a first step toward creating a campus and identity for the college. The dorm will put the students closer to the administration and faculty, and its leaders believe that a central dorm will bring greater unity to the student body.
The completion of Singleton Hall marks the first step in IBC’s growth plan. IBC also plans to build a 32,000-square-foot academic building that will house a library, a student center, classrooms, and faculty offices.