Students, faculty enjoy new Harrison Building

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    The Moore Building has been home to Brite Divinity School for nearly 60 years. With the recent addition of the new Harrison Building, both students and faculty are better accommodated.

    Brite outgrew the space of the Moore Building by the end of the 1960s because of the increase in faculty and students, Brite Divinity School president, Newell Williams said.

    The project to raise the funds to construct the Harrison building began in 2006, construction began in December 2010 and the building was ready for occupancy in December 2011, Williams said.

    Brite graduate student, Amanda Henderson, said more space, better furniture and an elevator are some of the favorite amenities in the Harrison building among most students.

    “We were very cramped before in just a few classrooms and now we have a lot more rooms where we can spread out, where we can reconfigure this space to accommodate to our different styles of classes,” Henderson said.

    The expansion of the Brite Divinity school also gives prospective students an idea of what is going on, Henderson said. It shows the school is “alive and thriving,” she said

    “With the new building it’s easier for prospective students to see what we do here,” Henderson said.

    Sufficient space for special events gives people more exposure to Brite than ever before, Williams said.

    Brite’s complex of buildings in the middle of TCU’s campus is a crucial distinction compared to other seminary schools, Williams said.

    “We are just moving into it, but already the enhanced opportunities for student community are evident,” Williams said.