Paul G. Benedum Hall, West Virginia Wesleyan College
Although this dorm opened in the fall of 1967, it was known as New Hall until it was named for Paul G. Benedum in 1973. Originally it was a dormatory for women, but now is for male students only.
Backstory and Context
Paul G. Benedum, Sr., was the nephew of Michael Benedum. He served as the President of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation from 1959-77. He also served on the WVWC Board of Trustees from 1951-73, and was awarded an Honorary Degree in 1951. He was a founder of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was a director and national treasurer of that organization until his death in 1977.
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