Ancilla College officials hope the addition of the school’s first residence hall will draw students from beyond the immediate vicinity to the state’s only private, two-year college. It will open in the fall of 2015, according to a news release. Preliminary plans include housing for 100 new students and a live-in dean and student services director. Floor plans are being drawn now to possibly include a teaching kitchen for a new hospitality/culinary program. School officials say artist’s renderings are being finalized, and a groundbreaking is tentatively planned in March.
Written by Mary Perren
MAX 98.3 FM News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.