Transformation of Ball Hall has been amazing

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

To the Editor:

I was very pleased to see an article, title “Keuka College gets Ball Hall grant” at www.Chronicle-Express.com regarding the recent $769,165 Keuka College received to aid in the Ball Hall renovation.

As a senior graduating Keuka College this month, it’s been amazing to witness the transformation Ball Hall has undertaken. Being the oldest building on campus, it is a building that many students and alumni feel a close connection to.

Although the day started very early for construction, students didn’t hesitate to continue to live there. In my opinion, it’s probably the most popular residence hall on Keuka’s campus, and for good reason. The new residence rooms for students are beautiful and of high quality. The administrative offices also located in Ball Hall are also gorgeous and represent the college’s history well, with plaques and photographs of past gradating classes, as well as honoring those who have donated to the renovation.

Even though we hit a small road-block with the “baptism” of Ball Hall on February 11th, when a malfunction of the sprinkler system left 150 students without a residence hall for a night or two, it only grew the campus and students closer together.

Ball Hall is a great landmark for Keuka College. My only regret is that I won’t be here to truly appreciate and experience Ball Hall once it’s completed.

Khala Johnson

Keuka College ‘08