First opened in fall 2013, Breuninger Hall is the newest residence hall on Taylor's campus. Designed for 150 students, Breuninger is connected to Gerig Hall and, like its neighbor, is a co-ed hall.
Namesake: Ruth Ann Breuninger
Dr. Ruth Ann Breuninger served Taylor as an associate professor of religion and physical education from 1964-1975. She is remembered best for founding Lighthouse in 1971. Through Lighthouse, students study and serve cross-culturally around the world each January. The university-wide program has seen over 2,200 students participate in 150 mission trips in 29 different countries. These trips expand service learning into service leadership and cultivate the desire to understand and empathize with others what is so close to the heart of servant leadership.
Called “Miss B” and later “Dr. B” by her students, Breuninger was a quirky, fun-loving professor who sometimes raised eyebrows with her unique personality, but saw students as her ministry and always put them first. She mentored hundreds one-on-one, maintained relationships, and correspondence with many until her passing, and served well as a resource for developing servant leaders’ efficiency in their Kingdom work.