The Huntingdon Tomorrow Campaign, launched May 12, 2011, by a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, offers an exciting array of new and improved facilities and academic and student life programs to be introduced during a seven-year period. Huntingdon Tomorrow positions Huntingdon to step into a tomorrow of even greater excellence, while continuing the College's reputation for a quality liberal arts experience rooted in the values of Faith, Wisdom, and Service. The Huntingdon Tomorrow Campaign has the following components, pending funding for the projects:
- The Cloverdale Auditorium has been renovated to provide a performance/theater space with a flexible seating capacity and appropriate lighting and technical capabilities. See the new Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater, which opened during the 2012–2013 academic year! The new performance space enables the College to host guest performances, lectures, readings, and productions for the College and River Region communities.
- Theater performances have returned to the list of Huntingdon Community and Cultural Events through the enthusiastic efforts of a new Drama Club, which encourages students from all walks of the College community to become involved in arts activities.
- Intercollegiate sports in men's lacrosse (fall 2011) and women's lacrosse (fall 2012) have been introduced.
- Charles Lee Field at W. James Samford Jr. Stadium was enlarged and resurfaced during 2011, with prescription turf replacing the current grass field so that lacrosse, football, and soccer can be practiced and played on the field. A visitor section of bleachers was constructed on what was the former practice field.
- A campaign lead gift from Mr. George Gibbs provided completed reconstruction of the College's tennis facilities, now named the George S. Gibbs Tennis Center, including eight tennis courts and a gated entrance off of Narrow Lane Road. Gibbs Tennis Center was open for play in the spring of 2012.
- The construction of a track around the perimeter of Charles Lee Field will enable the College to add men's and women's track and field to the roster of intercollegiate athletic teams.
- Hanson Hall will be renovated to provide housing (117 beds) for upperclass students, which will accommodate projected enrollment growth. The location and interior configuration of this residence hall once made Hanson the most popular living space on campus. Fully renovated and restored, Hanson will quickly reclaim its former reputation.
- Pratt Hall will be renovated to become the College's Student Center. With a front porch that looks out upon the beautiful Huntingdon Green, this location is an ideal gathering spot for students. The building will not only continue to house Greek Life offices, but will also house offices for Student Life staff and a growing list of student organizations, Campus Ministries, and community service programs.
- A natatorium constructed adjacent to the Will and Kelly Wilson Community and Athletic Center will allow the College to add swimming as an intercollegiate sport and will offer a vital component to student health and fitness facilities and Student Life programming. This component of Huntingdon Tomorrow will serve all constituencies of the College community and will enable the College to serve the neighborhood population.
The Huntingdon Tomorrow Campaign
Huntingdon Tomorrow Campaign initiatives will be completed in phases according to project funding and donations received, at a total cost of $16.5 million during seven years. The initiatives are expected to generate 180 new enrollments.
Fundraising that will make the remainder of the planned initiatives a reality depends upon the identification of lead givers.
Your support of the Huntingdon Tomorrow Campaign makes possible projects that will not only forge a bright future for the College, but will also enrich the cultural and community programs available for area citizens. To discuss gift annuities, naming opportunities, and other types of contributions, contact Anthony Leigh, vice president for college and alumni relations, at (334) 833-4528 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or J. Cameron West, president of the College, at (334) 833-4409 (Sandy Kelser, executive assistant), or email@example.com.
This page updated August 15, 2013