Mount Union College Dedicates New Apartment-Style Housing

April 15, 2010

On Friday, October 19 Mount Union College held dedications for the new apartment-style housing complexes on campus.

The Village on Hartshorn Street is now home to two courts with a third currently under construction. Grove Court has been named for Alliance residents Charles and Carol Grove. Charlie is a member of the Mount Union Board of Trustees and a past recipient the McKinley Fellow Award. He is president and owner of Grove Appliance TV and Audio. The Groves have been very active in and dedicated to Mount Union and the Alliance community.

Grove Court is made up of ten houses, including Barret House, in honor of E. Duke Barret by the Barret family; Shields House and Hatton House, in honor and memory of Walter E. and Mae A. Shields and Clinton D. and Mary E. Hatton respectively by Dr. Clifford D. and Betty Shields; Wintzer House, in honor of Katherine Ruby (Wintzer) and Guy Hoover by Fred and Mary Alice Wintzer; Untch House by Michael A. Untch; Bica-Ross House, in honor of the Mount Union Office of College Advancement and Bica House, in honor of her parents by Violet G. Bica-Ross; Cunningham House by the Dawson and Patricia Cunningham family; Kindig House by Warren V. Kindig and Linda N. Kindig; and Kibler House, in honor of Dr. Daniel A. Kibler by the John and Roene Klusch Foundation.

Orwick Court, currently under construction, has been named in honor of Carl and Martha 'Nickie' (Nicholson) Orwick. Carl, a 1942 graduate and Nickie, a member of the Class of 1946, are Alliance residents. The Orwicks also established the Orwick-Nicholson Scholarship Fund at Mount Union and have been very active at the College and in the Alliance community. They are past recipients of the Mount Union Alumni Service Award and Carl was named Greek Advisor of the Year for his dedication to Alpha Tau Omega fraternity on campus.

Adams Court bears the name of Gary and Connie Adams of Hudson. Gary, a 1975 graduate of Mount Union, is president of the Greater Cleveland Auto Dealers Association and a member of the Mount Union Board of Trustees.

Adams Court contains six houses, including Snode-Flynn House, in honor of Melvin and Marilyn Snode and memory of John and Josephine Flynn by John J. and Connie Flynn; Kolesar House, in honor of the Kolesar family by Edward M. Kolesar; Hunt House, in honor of Ralph E. and Gunhild E. Hunt by Randall C. and Ann Marie Hunt; Darrah House, in honor of William C., William R., Matthew G. and Amanda Darrah by Matthew and Patricia Darrah; Lenney House, in memory and honor of parents, Elwood and Mildred and brothers, Tom and Denny by Ronald E. Lenney; and Mastroianni House, in honor of Joseph and Charlotte Mastroianni by the Mastroianni family.

The Union Avenue Village has been named the David M. Brown Village. Brown, a 1954 graduate of Mount Union, is best known for his home building in the Phoenix, Arizona area through the company that bears his name. Brown received an honorary degree from the College in 2006.

Within Brown Village are three new manors. Jae Manor has been named in honor of the late Hugh Jae, a 1954 Mount Union graduate, and his wife Nancy, of Alliance. While at Mount Union, Brown established a close personal friendship with Hugh and named Jae Manor in memory of his friend and classmate who died unexpectedly last year. Hugh served as a Mount Union faculty member and administrator and active community leader.

Keller Manor has been named for Daniel and Laura Keller of Sandusky. Daniel, a member of the Board of Trustees at Mount Union, recently retired as vice president and general manager of Cedar Point and currently serves as president of KELLCO Investments, LTD. He is the recipient of the 2007 Dodie Davis Alumni Service Award at Mount Union.

Clutter Manor was named in honor of Ronald Clutter, a 1980 Mount Union graduate, and his wife Tracy. The Clutters reside in Geneva and Ronald is president and chief executive officer of Nordic Air, Inc.

The new apartment-style housing facilities, which welcomed students at the beginning of the 2007-2008 academic year offer more independent housing options for upperclass students.

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