|Trustees review multi-million dollar College Centre project
Plan to improve academic, fitness and recreation experience
RELEASED: Oct. 31, 2002
DANVILLE, KYAn exciting new project has been announced that will significantly improve the minds and bodies of Centre College students. This plan was the main topic of discussion at the Colleges board of trustees annual fall meeting last week on campus.
Called The College Centre it includes the expansion and renovation of Crounse Academic Center and Sutcliffe Hall fitness and recreation facility. Work is expected to begin in the spring.
Since 96 percent of its students live on campus, Centre is more than just a place where students attend class. They spend the majority of their time working, studying, playing and socializing on the 115-acre campus.
The College Centre project will enable us to continue to offer an educational experience that seeks to develop the whole person, said John Roush, president of Centre College. With these improvements to our campus, students will be further enhanced intellectually, socially, spiritually and physically. Lives will be changed for the better for years to come with this bold plan.
The College has secured a $40-million bond for The College Centre and other projects with approval from the boards Executive Committee.
Crounse Academic Center is to gain 30,000 additional square feet. The new building will be a 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art educational facility. Originally built in 1967, Crounse in the main academic building on campus.
Highlights of the upgrade to Crounse include an expanded Grace Doherty Library with additional space for 80,000 volumes; more computer capabilities and classroom technology; and additional office and classroom space.
The renovation and expansion of Sutcliffe Hall, constructed in 1915 with a 1962 expansion, will result in a modern 122,000-square-foot fitness, recreation and athletic facility. The nearly 63,000 feet of new construction will more than double the size of the current facility. President Roush noted that these changes will improve fitness, recreation, and athletic opportunities for the entire student body.
Highlights of Sutcliffe include a renovated Alumni Gymnasium; new strength and free weight areas; several new recreational courts for multiple sports; a new Athletic Hall of Fame; new locker rooms for faculty, staff, students and athletes; and new classrooms.
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