Nostalgia adds to our college environment.
Bailey Hall, one of the campus’s original buildings, is a lecture hall which garners attention through its beautifully restored smart classrooms and its original marble staircases between floors.
It has a unique history — serving at one time or another as home to the college’s Automotive Technology Department, the Alumni & Development Office, and University Police headquarters. It has housed beehives and tires, an engineering technology lab and the Print Shop.
Bailey Hall was named for Liberty Hyde Bailey, who served as the founder and president of numerous organizations concerned with plant life. He was one of the five founding members of the Botanical Society of America; the founder and first president of the American Society for Horticultural Science; first president of the American Nature Study Society; and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Botanical Society of America, the American Pomological Society, the American Association of Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations, the American Country Life Association, and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists.