- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Wayne State University is dedicating the historic Hecker House as the new Tierney Alumni House.

A dedication ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday evening at the building on Woodward Avenue in Detroit. Thomas T. Tierney and Elizabeth Carr Tierney gave $2 million to help preserve the home.

School President M. Roy Wilson says the house “is a celebrated landmark, rooted in Detroit’s culture for more than 120 years.”

Wayne State purchased Hecker House from a Detroit-based law firm for $2.3 million in 2014. The Tierneys’ gift will create a $1 million endowment to ensure the house is preserved and maintained for generations. An additional $1 million will support future programming.

The building will house staff from the Alumni Association, Annual Giving and the HIGH Program, as well as emeriti faculty members.

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