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College naming residence halls

September 25, 2017
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A college is naming residence halls for two successful businessmen and a former elected official.

Western Michigan University's multi-building Western Heights will be known as Hall-Archer-Pickard West and Hall-Archer-Pickard East. A ceremony will be held Wednesday at the Kalamazoo campus.

Hall is Ronald Hall Sr., a late auto executive. Pickard is William Pickard, who was among the first blacks to own a McDonald's franchise. Archer was Detroit mayor and a state Supreme Court justice.

They were fraternity brothers at WMU in the 1960s.

Pickard donated more than $3 million in honor of the naming of the residence halls.

He hopes the names on the buildings remind students about the importance of building relationships in college.

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