Funded ProjectsWestern State College Center

July 24, 2011

The Western State College Foundation is in the midst of a $30 million capital campaign to build a new 70,315 sq. ft. student center. “Western students are long overdue for an attractive and vibrant gathering place integrating dining and student activity programs in an inviting facility,” remarked President Jay Helman. “The College Center is the single greatest step we can take to enhance the Western experience and attract and retain the best students.”

94 percent of students attending Western travel 150 miles or more, from throughout Colorado and nearly every state in the nation, will have a beautiful home base. It will be a welcoming place for students to connect with each other; to engage in a myriad of clubs, campus organizations, and causes; to enjoy their meals, their friends, and their lives.

The College Center will be the round-the-clock, energetic hub of activity at Western. Whether it’s Student Life, Wilderness Pursuits, Learning Assistance, Student Government, Club Sports, Multi-Cultural Center or other education-expanding ventures, they all will radiate out from the College Center. It will be the center of nearly every exciting thing happening outside the classroom at Western.

As a student at Western State College, Chris spent many hours on the Durango, Colorado campus. The Foundation was pleased to provide $1050 grant to the WSC Foundation for this construction project.

Chris graduated from Western State College in 2004

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