MWSU Names New Patio After Local Family

Published 04/24 2014 10:46PM

Updated 04/25 2014 07:12AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Missouri Western State University has named an area of its campus after an area family.

The Kelley Commons outdoor patio is named in honor of the the Kelley family.

On Thursday, the patio was dedicated to the family for their generous donations and efforts to the university.

Family members said they are humbled to have part of the campus named after them, and they want people to know they give back not for recognition but because it needs to be done.

"It's all about the students, and it's about this university. This university is a crown jewel in our community, and I wish more people really recognized that. So, anything that we can do for this university, we'll do it," said Jeanie Grahl.

Kelley commons will serve as a performance area and a welcoming space for students and visitors.

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