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Fourth Sevier County Building to Honor Kile, Ogle
October 2, 2018

Walters State Community College has released renderings of the fourth building that will be constructed on its Sevier County Campus.

The new 35,000 square-foot building will house classes and laboratories for the college’s public safety and health programs. It will be located behind Maples-Marshall Hall and is expected to open in 2020.

The building will be named Kile-Ogle Hall in honor of Sevier County residents and businesswomen Emily Kile and Linda Ogle. Kile and Ogle have been long-time supporters of Walters State and are trustees of the Walters State Foundation.

Kile-Ogle Hall is the first building on the campus in which a majority of the funds for construction will come from state capital dollars. A total of $11.3 million will be funded by the state. A local match of $1.2 million was donated by Kile, Ogle and the governmental entities of Sevier County, Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

The Walters State Foundation is in the process of raising additional funds for furniture and equipment for the building and a courtyard area.

The first three buildings on the Sevier County Campus were built entirely from local donations by the four Sevier County governmental entities and the private sector. Each of these buildings is also named for local residents and supporters of Walters State: Maples-Marshall Hall for Wilma Maples and Reese Marshall Ripatti; Cates-Cutshaw Hall for Mary Ruth Cutshaw and Jessie Cates; and the Conner-Short Center for Mary Ellen Conner and Clara Ann Short.
Enrollment at the Sevier County Campus for the fall 2018 semester is 1,380 students.

In the picture: The 35,000 square-foot Kile-Ogle Hall, which is named in honor of local residents and businesswomen Emily Kile and Linda Ogle, will house classrooms and laboratories for the college’s public safety and health programs.