University dedicates Wiggins Memorial Library

April 28, 2011 | Leave a Comment

University dedicates Wiggins Memorial Library

Buies Creek, N.C. - Mrs. Mildred Harmon Wiggins, wife of Campbell University’s third president, the late Norman Adrian Wiggins, and members of the Wiggins family were on hand for the dedication of Wiggins Memorial Library in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Wiggins on Wednesday, April 27. The dedication was held on the steps of the newly renovated building that once housed the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, adjacent to Kivett Hall.

Campbell President Dr. Jerry Wallace thanked Dr. Dwaine Greene, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, for his vision and determination to transform the law school into the new, state-of-the art library space it is today.

“We are grateful for Dr. Greene’s leadership on this project,” said Wallace. “May the days be long, may the doors always be open and may this building always be a reminder of what people of strength, character and determination like Dr. and Mrs. Wiggins can do.”

The Wiggins’ nephew, David Courie, a member of the Campbell University Board of Trustees, compared the new facility to the Wiggins themselves, always at the forefront of learning.

“We are so proud of Uncle Adrian and Aunt Millie because this beautiful facility named in their honor clearly demonstrates that their lives have not been in vain,” Courie said. ‘I can think of no better way to honor them now and in the future than continuing their tradition of education and excellence.”

The building’s $3 million renovation produced approximately 90 percent more square footage and 69 percent more shelving capacity. It doubled seating capacity and includes the latest digital technology, 10 group study rooms, a 24-hour study area complete with student lounge, coffee and vending machines and many other amenities.

“The Wiggins Memorial Library is the intellectual heartbeat and the lifeblood of the Campbell campus,” said Bob Barker, chairman of Campbell’s Board of Trustees. “It began with Dr. Wiggin’s vision and became a facility that will serve the academic needs of Campbell students for generations to come.”

Photo Copy: Campbell University dedicates the new Wiggins Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 27. Pictured from left are, Dr. Jack Britt, Assistant to the President; Wiggins family member David Courie; Mildren Harmon Wiggins, wife of the late Norman A. Wiggins; Campbell President Jerry M. Wallace and Bob Barker, chairman of the Board of Trustees. (Photo by Bennett Scarborough)