Groundbreaking ceremony for FranU’s St. Francis Hall to be held on Thursday

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The groundbreaking for St. Francis Hall will be taking place on Thursday as the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

The groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. at 5414 Brittany Drive.

Bishop Michael G. Duca, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Governor John Bel Edwards and FranU Board Chair Craig Netterville will be present.

St. Francis Hall will be a 75,000 square foot building used for undergraduate and graduate student learning and development, according to FranU officials.

“This initial building is named St. Francis Hall in honor of our founders and the University’s namesake, the Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady. We are privileged to advance the mission of FranU as we preserve the rich Franciscan tradition of our Sisters,” stated Dr. Tina Holland, President and CEO of the University.   

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