The Living Among Legends Project

The Living Among Legends Project

The LIVING Among Legends Project...

...was created in 2012 by the Residence Life Office, in response to President John Sellars’ request for university leaders to find ways to tell Graceland’s STORIES. 





It is common for students who live in the four traditional residence halls to not realize their second home is actually named after a person who has made a significant contribution of service to the university. To tell their stories is to honor their legacy.

The project entailed hours of historical research to create murals for the residence halls. Graceland is deeply appreciative of the creative genius of Tiffany Rider ‘06 Smith, who pulled all of the images and information together in such a powerful and beautiful way for each mural. 


The Tess Morgan '26 mural. (Above, the Bruce Graybill '52 mural) were dedicated in October 2016.