ROCK HILL, S.C. – Winthrop University will dedicate its newest building, Vivian Moore Carroll Hall, on Friday, Sept. 25.
An invitation-only open house will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the College of Business Administration’s new building adjacent to Thurmond Building. A short program will be held at 5 p.m. in the auditorium and a portrait of Larry and Vivian Carroll of Charlotte, N.C., will be unveiled.
In addition to university and state funding, the $7 million facility features cutting-edge technology and opportunities for student and faculty development made possible by a $1.25 million gift by the Carroll family.
The building contains the Carroll Capital Markets Training and Trading Center, which will connect students to global markets through interactive technology. The center is equipped with a stock ticker that runs around the perimeter, world clocks and a nine-screen data wall, for cable news feeds and Bloomberg, Telemet, and Morningstar data to use in real world trading simulations. The center accommodates 24 students and has a second-level mezzanine for viewing the activity.
Carroll Hall also features:
• A lobby with an electronic ticker and two information screens
• A 195-seat auditorium and adjoining executive seminar room with SMART capabilities
• Two computer classrooms
• Computer science lab
• Collaborative team learning rooms for groups of four to eight students
Two other brief announcements will be made at the Sept. 25 event.
Vivian Moore Carroll earned a B.S. in mathematics from Winthrop in 1973 and a M.B.A. from UNC Charlotte in 1983. Retired from Merrill Lynch in Charlotte, where she worked as an assistant vice president and financial consultant, she currently serves as president of the Winthrop Alumni Association.
Her husband, Larry Carroll, is president of Carroll Financial Associates and is one of the nation’s best known financial advisors. He earned an accounting degree from Austin Peay State University and a M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee. The two have a son, Kris, and a new grandson, Harlan.