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APSU dedicates Beatrice Hand Village

Austin Peay honored the memory of Beatrice Hand with the July 20 dedication of the Universitys new housing complex named in her honor.

Although Hand passed away Sept. 28 during its construction, family present at the dedication had no doubt she would have been proud of the 300-room, state-of-the-art, apartment-style complex.

Prior to the dedication ceremony, Hands son, Charles, donated funds for the landscaping of Beatrice Hand Village.
Austin Peay honored the memory of Beatrice Hand with the July 20 dedication of the University's new housing complex named in her honor.

Although Hand passed away Sept. 28 during its construction, family present at the dedication had no doubt she would have been proud of the 300-room, state-of-the-art, apartment-style complex.

Prior to the dedication ceremony, Hand's son, Charles, donated funds for the landscaping of Beatrice Hand Village.

“Once again, Austin Peay owes Charles Hand and his family a debt of gratitude,” says APSU President Sherry Hoppe. Without the gift of the tract of land on which most of Hand Village is located, APSU would not have this beautiful complex.

“Charles, in his typical way, did not want recognition for himself. Instead, at his request, we honor the memory of his mother. I think she would have been proud to have her name on such a wonderful addition to our campus.”

Joe Mills, director of housing and residence life, called the new facility “one of the premier university housing options in the state.”

Hand Village will be filled to capacity in Fall 2004. The cost to students is $2,275 per semester.
—Rebecca Mackey