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New residence facility to be named Thomson Hall

Joe Thomson ’66 and his wife, JoAnn, have given Transylvania the lead gift toward construction of a new residence hall that will be named in their honor. A member of the Board of Trustees, Thomson values the experiences he had as a student at Transy and through this support has made it possible for future students to live in this new facility, which will be named Thomson Residence Hall.

“I’m grateful to Joe and JoAnn and other donors, including the James Graham Brown Foundation,” said President Charles L. Shearer. “It’s gratifying when an alum can step up and make a gift of this magnitude.”

Though he lives in Pennsylvania, Cynthiana native Thomson has not forgotten his Kentucky roots and returns to Lexington several times a year. Thomson is the owner of Winbak Farm, one of the most successful standardbred breeding operations in North America, and co-owner of the Red Mile racetrack in Lexington.

Construction of the suite-style residence hall is slated to begin in July.

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