Hall Brothers Contribute to Academic Success
Robert Hall Jr., 49 and his brother Tom Hall Sr. ’52 upon Robert’s death last May donated funds to the Sigma Chi Foundation earmarked for upgrades to Delta Delta’s Presentation Room in the academic wing of the chapter house.
Addressing Changing Learning Methods
Through the Hall brother’s generosity the Presentation study room was revamped to better accommodate the changing learning methods being used in different courses at Purdue. With the online tools available today many classes are incorporating more small group assignments that require getting together and accessing and displaying information on homework assignments and class projects.
Presentation Room Upgrades
The upgrades to this room provide a comfortable setting for small group sessions and the ability to share and display information while together. The room now has a longer table that can seat 8 to 10, a central video monitor where information on laptops can be displayed, a separate study alcove, and a new all-in-one printer/scanner/copier.
Nate Graber ’18 who worked with Butch Brose to redo this room remarked, “The brothers are really thankful and grateful for the generosity of Robert and Tom Hall. The opportunity to have a place in the chapter house that lets us do small group projects and study together has been a real plus. We really appreciate the new study space and updated equipment.”
A Big Thank You
A plaque recognizing Robert and Tom Hall’s support of the chapter has been placed in the room. It reads, “In Honor of Robert Hall Jr. ’49 and Tom Hall Sr. ’52 Our Sincere Gratitude for their Generous Support of the Chapter’s Academic Goals. The Men of Delta Delta Chapter, Sigma Chi Fraternity, February 2017.”
Breakout Room Also Refurbished
In Delta Delta’s academic wing there is another smaller study “breakout” room which was upgraded in 2016. It, too, was redone to more effectively support group study activities and projects. See photo below.