Alabama A&M University's Board of Trustees has approved renaming some campus facilities, including Bibb Graves Hall.
The building, which was built in 1929, houses the university’s social work programs, distance education and other programs. On Friday, the Board of Trustees approved to rename it after Walter S. Buchanan, Alabama A&M’s president from 1909 to 1920.
It was also recommended that a newly renovated auditorium in the building be named the Henry and Nell Lane Bradford Auditorium. The university says the Bradfords served more than 80 years in the Department of Music.
The McCalep Vocational Building was also renamed. It’s now the George O. McCalep, Sr., and Ronald and Patricia McCalep McIntosh, Sr. Hall. The university says the McIntoshes are the second largest alumni donors in its history.
Alabama A&M also renamed the cafeteria inside the Knight Center Complex as the Felicia Wilson Dining Hall after alumna, Felicia Mastin Wilson.