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Franklin University Unveils New Safety and Security Suite

For Immediate Release: October 3, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new Safety and Security suite.  The first of its kind at Franklin, the new suite provides a centralized point of improved operations for the University’s core safety and security functions.   

Made possible through the generous donation of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Hall, the new suite allows all safety and security personnel, including Columbus Police Department special duty officers, to be located within one functionally integrated area. The suite houses a number of safety, control, and monitoring systems, as well as other security features.  In addition, the new suite provides the space necessary to plan, respond, and, if necessary coordinate with external public safety and law enforcement agencies. 

An active alumni member since 1983, Eldon is also a long time supporter of the University, donating funds to support the research and development of new ideas that assist the University.  His long-standing support of the University’s development made Eldon a natural choice as the namesake for the monthly morning Hall Leadership Lessons.

"When I was a student at Franklin, the University gave me a chance to get a degree when I was working, gave me an opportunity to raise a family, and gave me the skills to run my own business,” said Eldon Hall.  “As an alumnus, it is important for me to give back to my alma mater.  That is why I supported this project- to give back to the future alumni of Franklin University."

The placement of the Department of Safety and Security Services with other operational departments within the University improves the daily flow of informal communication and expedites formal information sharing with key stakeholder groups that support the University’s mission.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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