WKU hosts dedication ceremony for Honors College

Published: Apr. 7, 2017 at 9:31 PM CDT
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Western Kentucky University (WKU) held a dedication ceremony for its honors college on Friday.

WKU unveiled the name of the building as "Mahurin Honors College".

This comes after the WKU Board of Regents approved the dedication to Dixie and Pete Mahurin earlier this year.

The Mahurins are both WKU alumni and have made considerable donations to the school, particularly in support of gifted education.

WKU President Gary Ransdell says the Mahurins have played a major role in elevating the quality of education at the university and are truly deserving of the dedication.

"I'm delighted today to honor Dixie and Pete Mahurin with the naming of this honors college," said Ransdell.

Dixie Mahurin said she has high expectations for WKU's impact on education.

"I expect the university to serve not only Kentuckians but also people of the world. It's important just to give back. Education is a passion not only of mine but of my whole family."

Mahurin says she hopes WKU will continue to produce gifted students from across the globe.