ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A new men’s dormitory at Mississippi Valley State University is being named to honor a civil rights attorney and an educator who have been longtime supporters of the historically black school.
McTeer Residence Hall is being dedicated Saturday on the Itta Bena campus.
The name honors a husband and wife from Greenville, Mississippi.
Victor McTeer is an attorney who has worked on cases involving public accommodations and discrimination in employment and education.
Mercidees McTeer has been a public school teacher has served as the school board president in Greenville and president of the Mississippi State School Boards Association.
The couple has endowed college scholarships at Mississippi Valley State and other universities.