William A. Kirkpatrick Living Center
There are 11 suite-style living centers named for Grand Valley Board of Trustees members Richard M. DeVos, Icie Macy Hoobler, Paul A. Johnson, William A. Kirkpatrick, Arnold C. Ott, Robert C. Pew, William F. Pickard, Bill & Sally Seidman, Dale Stafford, Maxine M. Swanson, and Ella Koeze Weed. All the buildings are divided into suites consisting of two double-bed rooms and a bath.
Kirkpatrick Living Center provides housing for 350 students. The building is dedicated to William Kirkpatrick (1911-1995), one of the founding board members of Grand Valley State University. William Kirkpatrick was born in Maine and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1932. After graduation, he served as technical director at Allied Paper Corporation in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was vice-president of the corporation from 1953-1958, then headed the corporation when it purchased the Kalamazoo Box Company. William Kirkpatrick was instrumental in developing Western Michigan University's paper science and engineering programs. He also served on the board of Goodwill Industries. Kirkpatrick and his wife, Frances, raised three children. He enjoyed golf and bowling.
The building was dedicated to William Kirkpatrick in 1998.
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