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Other Names - Dormitory No. 2, State Hall
Date Built - 1962
Cost of Construction - $1,284,400
Architect - Walter Scott Roberts

Description: McCormack Hall is a six-story building situated in "The Valley" adjacent to Gilbert, Hilltopper & Rodes Harlin Halls. It accommodates 378 students.

Namesake: William Roby McCormack (1911-1991) Falls of Rough native was a prominent Bowling Green physician. He was a 1933 graduate of Western Kentucky University and a 1937 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He practiced medicine in Bowling Green for 47 years.

He served as a battalion surgeon in the 95th Infantry Division during World War II and was team physician for Western's basketball, football and track teams.

He served on the boards of Bowling Green Bank & Trust Co., Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Carrtone Laboratories of New Orleans, as well as the advisory board for South Central Bank, the board of governors for Hospital Corp. of America and Western's board of regents, of which he was chairman for four years.

McCormack was a member of Bowling Green-Warren County Medical Society, Kentucky Medical Association, Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Hilltopper Athletic Club and Quarterback Club. [PCDN, 5/1/1991]

The naming of the building for W.R. McCormack was approved by the Board of Regents on July 8, 1969.


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