The Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) has awarded the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) a nearly $550,000 grant to renovate McAlister Hall, UCA announced on Monday.

McAlister Hall – home of UCA’s art and design department, Honors College and the Department of Nutrition and Family Sciences – was first built in 1934. Thanks to the funds, renovations are expected to begin in January of 2023 and be finished by the beginning of the 2023 fall semester, UCA officials said.

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