The University of Alabama recently broke ground for a new building on campus. The new Undergraduate Admissions building will be known as the  Catherine and Pettus Randall Welcome Center.

According to a post on their Facebook page, The University of Alabama's new building is named in honor of the late Pettus Randall and his wife, Dr. Catherine J. Randall. They are both said to be major contributors to the university as well as the Tuscaloosa community, according to the post.

“The University of Alabama is responsible for our family. It is where my husband and I met, and it is where I spent my entire career." Said Randall.

"Our family wanted to be as supportive as we could in thanking the University for all that it has meant to us.”

Cathy Randall served on the campaign cabinet for the Performing Arts Academic Center that will adjoin the historic Bryce Main building. She also serves on the campaign cabinet of the University’s current capital campaign, The Rising Tide. North Campus Way, which leads to the facility, was renamed in February 2021 to Randall Way to honor the family’s generosity and commitment.

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The new 15,00-square-foot welcome center will include a lounge, a theater, and UA Admissions offices.

 UA President Stuart R. Bell spoke on the philanthropic efforts of the Randall family.

"Once again, the Randall family is steadfastly demonstrating support and love for their beloved alma mater,” said Bell. “Through their ongoing philanthropy and service to the UA community, the unique and personal way we welcome prospective students will be enhanced as we continue to draw the best and brightest to the Capstone.”

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