In 1976-1977, the College was able to act on their option on the former Seminary properties and the purchase was completed. A dedication ceremony for these properties was held on May 15, 1977. The former Seminary properties included Seybert and Kimmel Residence Halls, the Seminary Administration Building (now Kiekhofer Hall), and the Academic Center (now Larrance Academic Center). This photo shows United Methodist Bishop Harold Heininger speaking as Dr. Daniel Ruge and Bishop Jesse DeWitt look on.