Ted Lenfestey Hall
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Ted Lenfestey Hall opened in 1985 and is recently remodeled, offering double occupancy fully-furnished rooms with a private bathroom and shower, vanity area and sink. This building is near campus academic buildings, the Community Center, Kress Center, the Mauthe Center and adjacent housing parking lot.
Ted Lenfestey Hall at a Glance
Experience comfortable and convenient college living in the recently remodeled Ted Lenfestey Hall.
Shared Room2 Students Per Room
Year BuiltOpened 1985
See Yourself in Ted Lenfestey Hall
Each room is roughly 229 square feet in size and features a private bathroom with a shower, as well as a vanity area and sink. The extra long twin beds can be junior lofted to slide the dressers below or can be stacked as bunk beds.
About Ted Lenfestey Hall
Ted Lenfestey Hall provides fully-furnished rooms shared by two students.
Ted Lenfestey Hall is located in the community of Arlene Walter, Byron Walter, Josephine Lenfestey Halls and near academic buildings, the Community Center, Kress Center, the Mauthe Center and housing parking lot.
To guarantee your round-the-clock support, we have housing staff working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Below is the staff contact information specific to Ted Lenfestey Hall.
Ted Lenfestey Hall Staff
Two floors of Ted Lenfestey Hall has a Resident Mentor (RM), a trained student who lives in the building and oversees about 30 students each. Their primary role is to help develop community on your floor or wing, but they also are trained in peer guidance, leadership development, crisis intervention and establishing community standards. The table below lists the room and phone number of the RMs in Ted Lenfestey Hall.
In the evening and on weekends, select Resident Mentors (RMs) are on duty to handle your after-hours needs and concerns. Ted Lenfestey Hall has an assigned pair of RMs that oversee nearby buildings* each night. Resident Mentors are on duty from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on school nights and 9 p.m. to 3 a.m Friday and Saturday. During these times you can reach RM staff at the following duty numbers.
|Primary Duty RM
|Secondary Duty RM
*Ted Lenfestey Hall shares primary and secondary duty staff with Arlene Walter, Byron Walter, Josephine Lenfestey, Ed Thompson, Richard Liebl, Tom Haevers, Keith Pamperin Halls.
Tip: It's a good idea to keep these RM duty phone numbers in your room or apartment and in your cell phone contact list. That way they are handy if and when you need to ask for some assistance.
About Frederick (Ted) Lenfestey
Frederick J. (Ted) Lenfestey's life was flamboyant, eventful and never dull. His funeral was described as an event, a happening. A Green Bay Press-Gazette columnist described Ted Lenfestey as "one of the most colorful individuals who ever graced these parts."
Mr. Lenfestey was born in 1903 and lived most of his life in De Pere. He died in 1985 at the age of 82 after a long career as an executive of the F. Hurlbut Coal Company. He had retired as chairman of the Green Bay firm in 1983. Mr. Lenfestey was married to the former Josephine Buchanan, for whom Josephine Lenfestey Hall at the University is named.
In 1926 following studies at Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J., and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Mr. Lenfestey began working for Hurlbut, traveling throughout Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and establishing coal yards in many communities. The Hurlbut firm, which was founded by his maternal grandfather, received coal by boat at its docks on the east side of the Fox River in Green Bay. He advanced to president and chairman of the board, and in the 1970s served as an officer of the 2nd Century Corporation which was responsible for development and management of the downtown Holiday Inn. The site of the Hurlbut corporate offices is now the Holiday Inn City Centre.
An ardent horseman and world traveler, he played polo in Texas and Florida, and was responsible for establishing polo in De Pere during the 1930s. He was a leader in development of the National Railroad Museum in Northeast Wisconsin and served as chairman for 14 years. During that time, he underwrote the cost of bringing to the museum collection the locomotive used as headquarters by General (later President) Dwight D. Eisenhower during World War II. Mr. Lenfestey traveled to Great Britain to meet with Prince Philip as the museum accepted possession of a coach from Winston Churchill's funeral train and met presidents and other world leaders in his capacities as museum chairman, executive and citizen.
In 1934, as part of official ceremonies commemorating the 300th anniversary of Jean Nicolet's arrival in the bay area, Mr. Lenfestey donned a period costume to re-enact Nicolet's landing. "The canoe leaked and his riding boots were filling up with water," his wife recalled. "He really had to struggle to get to shore. He made an event of everything." A reporter added: "In his eyes, every morning was stunningly beautiful, adorned with a huge, golden sun and rife with promise of another eventful day."
He and his wife contributed to the development of UW-Green Bay through philanthropic gifts and their friendship.