Petteway Hall

A $50,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation will fund the replacement of flooring in Petteway Hall at N.C. Wesleyan College.

Infrastructure improvements are coming to N.C. Wesleyan College thanks to a $50,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation Inc.

The funds will be utilized to replace flooring on all three levels of Petteway Hall, which primarily houses male freshmen residents.

“The updated flooring in Petteway will be a welcome upgrade for our students. The ability to upgrade the residential areas on campus aid in making a good first impression when students and their families arrive for the first time to move in,” N.C. Wesleyan Director of Residence Life Steve Burrell said.

Any remaining funds will be used to also replace flooring on the second and third levels of Collins Hall. To avoid any inconvenience to students living in these residence halls, renovations will take place over the summer.

The Cannon Foundation is part of the philanthropic legacy of Charles A. Cannon, industrialist and humanitarian, who was president and chairman of Cannon Mills Company for more than half a century.

The Foundation continues Cannon’s philanthropy through funding in health care, higher education, human services and community.