Belmont’s Office of Residence Life hosted the Heron Hall Centennial on Tuesday, April 26, in honor of Heron’s 100th year. The program started with the reveal and dedication of an photography piece featuring photos from the 1910s and 2016 that was created by Jennifer Johnson, adjunct art instructor.
The program also included a panel of past residence directors and resident assistants who shared memories of their time in Heron. Moderated by Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life Anthony Donovan, the panel included the current Residence Director of Heron Hall Kirsten Riedel, former Residence Directors Shanna Carmack and Keturah Williams and former Heron Resident Assistant Bethany Reilly. Following the panel, residents and attendees sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Heron, ate birthday cake, took pictures at a photo booth, left painted handprints and signatures on canvases that will be hung up in the building, and told stories about life in Heron.