LC's Restored "Joyner House" Opens to an Excited Audience
Pictured above, L-R: Candace Lenderman, Chairman, Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce; Ed Woodhouse, Vice President, Louisburg College's Golden Anniversary Council; Mike Boddie, Chairman, Louisburg College Board of Trustees; Carroll Joyner, philanthropist and longtime supporter of Louisburg College; Mark La Branche, President, Louisburg College; Joe Shearon, Louisburg Town Council member and Golden Anniversary Council member; Karl Pernell, Mayor, Town of Louisburg
Last Thursday, Louisburg College welcomed numerous local community members, alumni, and other college supporters to a ribbon cutting and open house for the newly renovated E. Carroll Joyner Student Residence, formerly known as the Arthur Person House.
As a result of the restoration process that begin last fall, the circa-1915 home now consists of eight bedrooms for 15 residents, five bathrooms, a common living/learning area, and a laundry room.
"The restoration of the home is a win-win for the College and the community," says College president Dr. Mark La Branche. "The residence will provide a fifteen-bed addition to accommodate our growing enrollment, and the comprehensive renovation of a severely deteriorated but historically and architecturally significant structure has added beauty and value to Louisburg's Historic District."
Residents of the facility will be sophomore females, selected according to academic achievement and leadership qualities.
The restoration of the home was made possible by the generosity of Louisburg College's longtime friend and supporter Carroll Joyner, the Boddie-Noell Foundation, and the College's Golden Anniversary Club.
An online photo album featuring the restoration process will be shared later this month.