Tuskegee University Breaks Ground on New Science Building

Tuskegee University in Alabama has broken ground on its new James Henry Meriwether Henderson Hall Agricultural Life Science, Teaching, and Research and Extension Building. The new 40,000-square-foot structure will house classrooms and laboratories. The $13 million construction project is expected to be completed in May 2013.

The building is named after the late James Henry Meriwether Henderson, a Tuskegee professor and administrator who spent more than 50 years at the university. He came to Tuskegee in 1945 and taught botany and plant physiology. He also served as head of the biology department, chair of the Division of Natural Sciences and director of the Carver Research Foundation.

Professor Henderson was a graduate of Howard University and held a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Henderson died in 2009 at the age of 92.

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