By Kelly Huth

Lettering spells out Tator North above the brick of the building.It’s official! Signage was installed on the McCartney North residence hall with the building’s new name—Tator North.

Thanks to a generous commitment from Kenneth ’63 and Maureen Tator, the residences at 211 McCartney St. will soon be known as Tator North. The new name was unveiled during a ceremony in June during Ken’s 50th Reunion.

As a student-athlete and member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Ken graduated from Lafayette in 1963 with a degree in chemical engineering. Ken is now director emeritus of KTA-Tator Inc. and an internationally renowned industry expert with over 45 years of experience in the field of protective coatings. In addition to supporting this project, Ken and Maureen also established the Kenneth B. ’63 and Maureen Tator Scholarship Fund at Lafayette College.

The side of the new Tator North building is shown, framed by leaves.The McCartney Street housing complex, which features Tator North and McCartney South residence halls, debuted in August 2020. Construction started on the second phase of McCartney Street housing in March 2023, and the residence hall is expected to open for the fall 2024 semester. The project aims for LEED silver certification and will offer housing for more than 160 students.

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