You Live Where? The Faces Behind the Places

Residence Hall

Jenkins Dorm

Job Position

Class of 1975


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Creation Date

Spring 2024


Eleanor “Ellie” Jenkins was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, in 1953. At a young age, Ellie put her faith in Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. The journey with Christ prompted her to attend Cedarville College during the 1971/72 academic year where she met and fell in love with her future husband, Warren Jenkins, Class of 1972. Ellie held many roles in her life: daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend, and above all, Christ-follower. She was the mother of three children and grandmother to ten. Some have said that however your path crossed Ellie’s, you walked away experiencing God’s gracious hospitality. She was also known for her generous heart, love, and support for Cedarville University. Her husband, Warren, has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the University since 2013. Jenkins Hall was named in Ellie’s honor in 2017.