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A Peaceful Place

A Peaceful PlaceInspired by a man who loved the outdoors, the Karl D. Dexheimer Memorial Garden adjacent to the new residence hall entrance is a place to sit and quietly reflect. Flowering trees and shrubs surround the brick patio, given in loving memory by the family and friends of the late Dr. Dexheimer, a University trustee from 1988 until his sudden passing in 2010.

“This beautiful garden space is a symbolic and literal representation of Karl’s love for God, nature, his family, his friends and business colleagues, and his McKendree family,” said Tim Harrison, University chaplain, at the Nov. 5 dedication.

“Karl Dexheimer was a role model who in his life and death provides us a wonderful example of devotion, service and commitment to others,” said James Dennis, president. “This memorial area is a peaceful place and an opportunity for us to publicly give thanks for the life, dedication and commitment of Karl Dexheimer and all that his service has meant to our University.”