The Glasshouse, a spacious meeting room and atrium in The Hasty
Student Life Center at the College's Waleska, Ga. campus, was dedicated
to the late Jewell Wyatt Bannister '40, an alumna and donor to the
College, during a reception on March 12, 2008. The program included
remarks from Bannister's nephew and Reinhardt Trustee Chair William G.
Hasty Jr. '67, Student Government Association President William "Billy"
Jones, and College President Dr. J Thomas Isherwood. Those in attendance
included Bannister's relatives, alumni, students, trustees, faculty and
"She [Bannister] always had such high regards for Reinhardt," explained Hasty. "She was so proud that my family has been so actively involved at Reinhardt.Even though she attended the College many years ago, I know she would be so honored that her contributions went to adding to the beauty of this building and campus."
Making a Commitment to the College
Bannister played on the basketball team at Reinhardt and graduated in 1940 with an Associate of Arts. She taught high school in the Georgia school system and retired after many years of service. She passed away in 2006, and bequeathed funds from her estate for the construction of The Hasty Student Life Center.
"The Hasty Student Life Center is the center of campus activity," said Dr. Isherwood. "But the Jewell Wyatt Bannister ['40] Glasshouse is the center of the center. It is where it is all happening."
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