McConnell Hall Dedication
Twelve years after the discussion started, the first students to live in the Jane C. and William T. McConnell Residence Hall moved into their new home in August 2017. To celebrate, The Ohio State University at Newark held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 25, 2017. The public was invited to attend and tour McConnell Hall, located at 929 Sharon Valley Road in Newark. Speaking at the ceremony were William L. MacDonald, Ph.D., dean/director of Ohio State Newark; Mayor Jeff Hall; Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston, senior vice president for student life at The Ohio State University; Gerry McConnell, son of Jane and William McConnell; and Gabriel Menelik, Ohio State Newark student. Following the ribbon-cutting, self-guided tours of the first floor and guided tours of the upper floors were available.