Date Built: 1967; renovated 1988; renovated and expanded 2005
Named For: Mr. and Mrs. George P. Crounse
Current Use: Grace Doherty Library, faculty offices, classrooms, Center for Teaching and Learning, Vahlkamp Theater
In 1986 Centre College renamed one of its main academic buildings the Crounse Academic Center in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Crounse. The Crounse's were significant contributors to the college, and Mr. Crounse served on the Board of Trustees from 1970 to 1986, and was elected Trustee Emeritus in 1987. The building was dedicated in 1967 as the Grace Doherty Library, and included faculty offices and classrooms. The library was extensively remodeled in 1988. The Crounse Academic Center underwent a major expansion and remodeling project that was completed in 2005. The Center now includes the Grace Doherty Library, faculty offices, classrooms, Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Charles G. Vahlkamp Theater.