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people have continued to give Hutchison an outstanding reputation in servicing the college-aged population.

Sanford Hall In September of 1967, Sanford Hall was ushered into the

university's was built to

residence hall system. accommodate 226 men.

The four story The building was

structure named for

Albert Sanford who headed the history department at the

University for 28 years (Quarberg, 1986).

The original housemother in Sanford was Mrs. Evelyn

Brown. her new

She had been placement to

in be

Reuter one year previously and found very "rewarding" and "challenging".

In her ten years discipline to be

as the nary a

head resident

problem.

She

in Sanford, she found spent the majority of

her time getting and listening to

to know the students, helping plan activities, students in turmoil (Brown, 1986).

After three

years of housing men, Sanford began

accommodating

exclusively

women.

the

tone

as

well

as

the

emphasis

This

obviously

changed

in

the

hall.

When

Mrs.

Brown retired at the end of the 1976-1977 school year she

took a multitude of experiences and memories with her in dealing with both young men and women.

who

Mrs. was a

Brown was succeeded graduate student at

in 1977 by Ms. the University

Sandra Gibbons

as

well.

She

ensured that the "Sanford Sweeties", as the residents of Sanford were aptly titled, were well taken care of for the

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