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Friday, November 11, 2016
Past, Present, Future: Lundergan and Padula Halls
Derrickson Agricultural Complex has recently seen two new residential halls
erected on the farm. This has added much needed improvements to the living
standards on the grounds.
Hall and Padula Hall are two-story apartment-style residential facilities that
each feature four individual units housing six students, or 24 students in each
building. Each of the apartment units
include three double-bedrooms with full size beds, three full bathrooms, washer
and dryer accessibility, and a kitchen combined with a living quarters. The luxury of these new facilities far
exceeds previous offerings at the complex.
The first of
the two identical structures, Lundergan Hall, was named after Mr. Eddie
Lundergan, a man that gave so much of his own life to the success of the
farm. He began working at the MSU farm
in 1979 after graduating with his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. He
began his tenure there as equine breeding coordinator and manager of the horse
barn. In 1982 he became farm manager, a position he held until his 2006
retirement. “He contributed his whole
life to this place,” said MSU President Wayne Andrews, “he helped this farm
become the agricultural sciences facility that it is today.” Lundergan Hall was dedicated on Thursday,
November 5, 2015 with many of Eddie’s family members in attendance.
of the two buildings to be completed is Padula Hall, named in honor of Mr.
Michael Frances Padula. Padula was the
MSU Farm Maintenance Supervisor at the Derrickson Agricultural Complex for 25
years. His life was cut short in 2012 at
53 years of age during a fishing accident, but his contributions to the
Derrickson Complex and the University will now live on forever. Family and friends explained that Mike, a
strong man in his faith, enjoyed his work and treasured his friendships with
coworkers and students. He especially liked giving tours to visiting elementary
students. Padula Hall is scheduled for
dedication this Friday, November 11, 2016.
of our University exceeds the boundaries of main campus, so if you’re ever
traveling out near the farm grounds, be sure to check out these amazing
additions to the landscape! Stay tuned