GEORGETOWN, KY – Georgetown College’s south campus student residence halls will get needed convenience and comfort improvements in 2013, thanks to a $500,000 grant the College is receiving from the James Graham Brown Foundation, Inc. Funds will go toward new strategic initiatives designed to improve recruitment and retention.

“Getting this news, following so closely on the heels of other recent positive developments such as being chosen as the site for the new Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs and receiving word of SACS reaffirmation of accreditation, gives Georgetown College a lot of good momentum heading into the new year,” said President Bill Crouch in announcing the Brown Foundation Board’s approval of the grant.

Plans include upgrades to bath and toilet facilities in existing residence halls in the College’s Mills Residence Park, as well as other campus-wide amenities like freshening of common areas and improvements outside the Cralle Student Center on the main campus. Renovations will begin in the spring.

“Once again the Brown Foundation has invested in our mission by helping us maintain an environment for intellectual, spiritual and social growth,” said an excited Todd Gambill, Ed.D., Georgetown College’s Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, upon receiving word of the grant approval.

The south campus residence halls were originally constructed in the 1970s and are located in an area of campus between Jackson Street and Clayton Avenue named in honor of the late Robert L. Mills, who served as president from 1959 to 1978.