Two William Woods University residence halls will get new names tomorrow (Oct. 17) in recognition of a $500,000 contribution from the Lucille and Bruce Lambert Charitable Foundation, Inc. Dedication of the residence halls will take place at 4:30 p.m.
The Lambert Charitable Foundation, located in Falls Church, Va., made the donation “to further promote and sustain the WWU living and learning environment for students.” In an earlier act of generosity, the Lamberts in 1985 established an endowed scholarship fund now known as the Lucille Brockman Lambert and Bruce E. Lambert Sr. Scholarship.
During the dedication ceremony, the building formerly named Camden Point Hall, after William Woods University’s original location in western Missouri, will become Lambert Hall. It houses the women of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Originally called Centennial Hall in honor of the university’s first 100 years, the home of Alpha Phi sorority will become Brockman Hall.
Lucille M. Brockman Lambert, a 1933 alumna of William Woods, was an attorney. In 1952 she was appointed Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for the County of Arlington, Commonwealth of Virginia and in 1955 she and her husband formed a law partnership. A member of the WWU Board of Trustees from 1988 until the mid-90s, she passed away in 1998. Her husband, Bruce E. Lambert, died in 2000.
“William Woods University is pleased to commemorate the philanthropic spirit of Bruce and Lucille Lambert,” Jahnae H. Barnett, WWU president said. “I hope that these distinguished names will inspire the students who live in these residence halls over the years to emulate the lives and accomplishments of Lucille and Bruce Lambert.”
Four of the five directors of the Lucille and Bruce Lambert Charitable Foundation plan to attend the ceremony. They are: Jay C. Brockman, Cyndi Butler, Harold M. Lambert and George P. Levendis, who serves as secretary. J.T. Butler, president, is unable to attend.