Photo: Fayetteville resident Don Neuner, who is president of the Gordon College Alumni Association, and Lynn Yates, alumni affairs coordinator, look over plans for the Alumni House on the Gordon College campus. Nearly 400 students from Fayette County attend Gordon College.
Gordon College alumni will soon have a place of their own to gather and visiting dignitaries will have a place to stay over night with the completion of the Alumni House on Stafford Avenue.
The Gordon College Foundation bought the home, which also includes an attached apartment, from the Coleman family in 2005.
The main house is being renovated to include an expanded kitchen and food preparation area, a dining room, living room and sitting room. The rear of the house will feature a large terraced deck which will include a food service area, enclosed restrooms and parking on the lower terraced area.
The Alumni Affairs office, which is currently in Lambdin Hall, will eventually be moved to an office on the main level of the house. Two more offices will be located upstairs.
The apartment is being updated and will include a sitting room area, small galley-type kitchen, guest bedroom and bathroom.
The construction is expected to be completed by early fall.
“We are so happy to have a building dedicated to hosting our alumni and special guests,” said Lynn Yates, Alumni Affairs coordinator. “It will be a beautiful place and ideal for our 2009 Alumni Weekend that we are already beginning to plan.”
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