Alabama A&M will hold the name unveiling of the Andrew and Abbiegail Hugine Living Learning Complex June 2 at 11AM.
Ground was broken on the residence hall in 2016, and the state-of-the-art dormatory will now bear the name of one of the school’s leading innovators. Read all about it below!
The Living Learning Complex’s namesake
The dormatory is named for Andrew and Abbiegail Hugine, who served AAMU in the capacities of President and First Lady from July 2009 through December 2021.
The university grew significantly during Dr. Hugine’s tenure, especially in regard to capital improvements. During his presidence, the university saw the addition of the residence hall that will now bear his name, and improvements of more than $1 million were seen at Carter Hall, Councill Hall, Thigpen Hall, McCalep Hall, Normal Hills, Frank Lewis Gymnasium, Stephens Hall, and the Louis Crews Physical Education Complex.
About the building
Alabama A&M broke ground in mid-August 2016 on the much-anticipated residence hall, which houses 580 students at its Meridian Street site adjacent to the Student Health and Wellness Center. The $30 million state-of-the-art structure features a complete building automation system that monitors occupancy through motion sensors, reducing the amount of energy used through the HVAC system when rooms are not occupied.
The residence hall has motion sensors in hallways and rooms, enabling both to dim when there is no activity.