Voorhees College is one of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that have been awarded portions of a $650,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative.
The funding will address lingering maintenance issues and help to rehabilitate historic spaces on campus, like Menafee and Massachusetts Halls. Menafee, a co-ed residence hall, was constructed in 1907. Massachusetts Hall, built in 1930, houses campus administration and an auditorium.
“These historic structures are a source of pride for us and will be used to educate future students who matriculate at our institution,” said Dr. Ronnie Hopkins, president of Voorhees College. “We, like other HBCUs, have significant infrastructure challenges and these resources will help us resolve some of them.”