Judge Damon Keith (center) is escorted by West Virginia State University President Brian Hemphill (left) and Board of Governors Chairman Tom Susman to a groundbreaking ceremony Friday afternoon celebrating the construction of a new residence hall on the Institute campus. The new dorm will be named in honor of Keith, a WVSU alumnus who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals. The Judge Damon J. Keith Scholars Hall will be the first new dorm to be built at State since 1969.
Judge Keith holds WVSU President Brian Hemphill's son, Cruz, during the ceremony.
Gore and Prillerman halls will be demolished to make way for a new 291-bed, suite-style housing facility on West Virginia State University's campus.