Art Hills Living Center
Named for a past Grand Valley Board of Trustees member and a past Board of Trustees secretary respectively, Hills opened in 2001 and accommodate 494 students in double rooms with individual bathrooms and a kitchenette in each unit.
Art Hills, pioneer professor at GVSU recalled a hootenanny the college held for the incoming students of 1963, prior to the start of classes. When some of the students asked, "Can we see some of the classrooms in the building?" The response was, "There isn't any electricity yet!" Classes were set to start in just a few days. So it was very tight from that standpoint, but didn't we grow! (Nancy Willey in Grand Valley Magazine, Winter 2004).
Art Hlls was a past Board of Trustees Secretary and is the composer of the university's Alma Mater. The Arthur C. Hills music scholarship and the Art Hills Spirit Award are other tributes to this original GVSU (then Grand Valley State College) professor.
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