Olivet Nazarene University built a new student rec facility in late 2012, featuring a rock wall, among equipment for other recreational sports. The building went unnamed for nearly a full year before a recent unanimous vote named it after Douglas E. Perry.
Perry held the position of vice president of finance. John Bowling, president of Olivet Nazarene University, made a statement noting that Perry was the first to envision and research the new student recreation center.
The rock wall itself is four stories tall, one of the largest in U.S. colleges. The Student Life and Recreation building that houses the rock climbing wall is 168,000 square feet. In addition to the wall, it's home to an eight-lane track, two pools, a game area, lounge and workout facilities, complete with machinery and weights.
Olivet Nazarene isn't the only school in the Chicago area to boast a big wall though. The University of Illinois, Chicago features a 43-foot wall at their student recreation facility. Their wall is complete with seven top-ropes and has natural rock features, such as cracks and pockets.