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New student dorms dedicated at Simmons College

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Simmons College in downtown Louisville just got a little bigger for the upcoming school year.

Saturday, with the Partnership of the National Baptist Convention of America, three new student housing dorms were dedicated.

The buildings were dedicated to Dr. Beverly Gaines, Mr. Charlie Johnson, and Dr. J.R. Sams, all of which have made lasting impacts on the city of Louisville, aiming to cut down on student tuition and make housing more affordable.

In total, the dorms will house more than 100 students.

The school says it's a way for them to do something locally that would have an effect nationally.

"That is to be an advocate for poor blacks who have been left behind in poor areas like the California Community where these dorms are," President Kevin Cosby said.

The partnership is expected to bring in nearly six million visitors over the next four years. 

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