GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College’s James G. Hanes Gymnasium is being air-conditioned, thanks to a six-figure gift from a graduate’s parents.
The donors will be recognized and honored at a later date.
During the semester break, the college moved its Athletic Training Center into the former swimming-pool space in Hanes Gym, which the college renovated in 2017. Over time, chlorine and moisture had contributed to steel deterioration in the north end of Hanes.
The college opted to fill in the pool and renovate the structure, which now houses athletic training facilities with room for eventual locker rooms. The college’s swim program practices and competes in the college’s Royce and Jane Reynolds Family Life Center pool, two blocks west of main campus.
The new HVAC system for Hanes provides climate control for the Athletic Training facility as well as the large gymnasium, home to the volleyball team and the men’s and women’s basketball teams. The building was built in the early 1960s and named then for trustee James G. Hanes.
The gift will be recognized as part of the college’s “GC2020: Uniquely Focused” capital campaign. The campaign, which began in 2015, sought to raise $15 million by June 30, 2020, to address student financial assistance, faculty/staff compensation and professional development, academic programs, and facilities updates.
The campaign had exceeded its original goal by June 30, 2018, but it is continuing through fiscal year 2020 to address some remaining needs.
For more information about the capital campaign, or to discuss a gift, please contact Anne Hurd ’81, vice president/chief advancement officer, at 336-272-7102, ext. 5743, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.
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