Jeanette McKean, daughter of Elizabeth Morse Genius, and her brother Richard Genius unveiled the temporary plaque, made of plywood and gray and white paints, in the new dormitory named for their mother. A memo from A.J. Hanna describes the choosing of the name for the new women's dormitory:
September 16, 1958
Trustees: Hugh McKean Roy Dickie Clarence Gay Howard Showalter, Jr.
Dean Schiller Scroggs
Chairman of the Board, Miller Walton
Secretary of the Board, George Johnson
Acting on your request at the informal meeting held in the President's office September 9, I consulted on September 10 with Mrs. Jeannette Genius McKean, relative to the naming of the new dormitory. When I told her it was your wish that this dormitory be named in honor of her mother, she expressed deep satisfaction and asked me to tell you [of] her pleasure.
The result of our conference was that the dormitory will be named ELIZABETH HALL.
I also told Mrs. McKean of the tentative plans to have the dedication on November 4, in connection with the Convocation observing the 73rd anniversary of the opening of Rollins. I also expressed the hope that a painting of her mother might be placed in the dormitory.
I am at work on the wording for a plaque. After it has been approved by Mrs. McKean I will submit it to you.