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the newest in a fine line of Coate Hall directors. currently in her second year.

She is

Coate Hall has definitely seen many transformations through the years but nonetheless has continued to be a

very positive living environment.

Drake Hall

Along with Angell and Coate, Drake Hall began operation

in September of 1966.

The building was dedicated to Alice

Drake, who had been the director of elementary education

at the University from 1931-1962.

The cube structure

was

implemented

to

house

240

men

(Quarberg,

1986).

With the opening of Drake Hall came Mrs. Thora Hoogenhous

as the duties

first housemother.

in

Drake

through

the

She readily fulfilled housemother

1971-1972

school

year.

Following

in her footsteps in 1972 were Steve and Mary Adams who had

previously

been

in

Wentz.

In

that

same

year

Drake

became

a

coeducational

hall.

From

1973-1975

yet

another

married

couple graced the hall as head residents, namely Mr. and Mrs. Dick Me Garry.

In 1975 Mr. Ray DuVall assumed the head resident duties.

He

remained

through

the

1976-1977

school

year.

He

was

succeeded by Karen Mura who remained for two years.

The next

three years saw a consistent succession of head

come

and

go.

In

1979-1980

Rod

Robbins

took

the

residents helm followed

by Kelly Baldridge the next year and the 1981-1982 school year (Kurinsky,

then Bill 1986).

Edwards

for

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