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The Thomas W. Briggs Student Center, provided through the generosity of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Briggs of Memphis, augmented by gifts of parents and other friends, was dedicated May 2, 1966. It houses a bookstore, mailroom and offices.Extensive renovation of the building was completed in 1991. The Rhea Student Lounge, dedicated July 19, 1989, is a gift of Linda and S. Herbert Rhea. The James A. Matthews Lobby was dedicated April 7, 1997, in memory of the long-time friend of the College. In 2004, the mailroom and Rhea Lounge were renovated and relocated within the building.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 37
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PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
Campus_Briggs_Student_Center.jpg.jpg2000Photograph taken at night of Briggs Student Center-
Briggs_Student_Center_Rhea_Lounge_19900110.jpg.jpg10-Jan-1990Briggs East Lounge-
Briggs_Student_Center_1969_001.jpg.jpg1969Early Image of Briggs Student Center-
Briggs_010_Java_City_2001.jpg.jpg2001Briggs Java City Coffee Bar-
_Briggs_Construction_020_031966.jpg.jpgMar-1966Early Photo of Briggs Student Center, 1966-
_Briggs_029_East_Lounge_1988.jpg.jpg1988East Lounge, Briggs Student Center, 1988-
_Briggs_026_Mrs.Briggs_Dr.DavidAlexander_05021966.jpg.jpgMay-1966Dedication of the Briggs Student Center, Ribbon Cutting, 1966-
_Briggs_014_MrsRiley_MrsBeringer_MrsBriggs_DeanJ.M.Jones_DrW.J.Millard_HarveyCaughey_DrP.N.Rhodes_JoeRhodes.jpg.jpgFeb-1965Groundbreaking of Briggs Student Center, Speech from P.N. Rhodes, 1965-
_Briggs_Brochure_021.jpg.jpg1966Briggs Student Center Brochure-
_Briggs_Language_Center_018_1975.jpg.jpg1975Courtenay Language Center in Briggs Student Center in 1975-
_Briggs_Language_Center_017.jpg.jpg1960Courtenay Language Center, late 1960s-
_Briggs_Language_Center_016.jpg.jpg1970Students Studying in the Courtenay Lannguage Center, 1970s-
_Briggs_Language_Center_015.jpg.jpg1970Briggs Student Center, Courtenay Language Center, 1970s-
_Briggs_013_Groundbreaking.jpg.jpgFeb-1965Groundbreaking of Briggs Student Center with musicians playing, 1965-
Briggs_012_Groundbreaking_.jpg.jpgFeb-1965Site of groundbreaking for Briggs Student Center, 1965-
Briggs_Groundbreaking_02101965_011.jpg.jpg10-Feb-1965Groundbreaking for Briggs Student Center, 1965-
Briggs_Mr_MrsThomasNBriggs_1963_004.jpg.jpg22-Oct-1974Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Briggs, 1963-
Briggs_1968_005.jpg.jpg1970Students in Briggs Student Center, 1970s-
Briggs_East_Lounge_1970_003.jpg.jpg1970East Lounge in Briggs Student Center-
Briggs_Drawing_1960_002.jpg.jpg1960Briggs Student Center Line Drawing-
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