[reprinted from Plymouth Magazine, Spring, 2013]
“The ALLWell Center is the University’s highest capital priority,” said President’s Council member and chair of the ALLWell II Committee Eric Huttner, father of Jared ’06. The Active Living, Learning, and Wellness (ALLWell) Center is a multifaceted academic and athletic complex that will transform Plymouth State University through expanded academic programs and new opportunities for research, enhanced athletic and recreational activities, and additional ways to engage in community partnerships.
Huttner and 10 other members of the President’s Council created the ALLWell II Committee to partner with University Advancement’s major gifts team to raise the $2.5 million in gifts needed for the second phase that includes an expansive field house, classrooms, and laboratories.
“It’s an exciting opportunity for donors who want to have a big impact on the future at PSU,” said Huttner.
The President’s Council has played an important role in securing private support for the ALLWell Center’s first phase, the PSU Ice Arena and Savage Welcome Center, from individuals and businesses. “President’s Council members can be proud to see how their own gifts and their work with donors have resulted in the arena’s transformative impact on the University and the community,” said Vice President for University Advancement Sally Holland. “The ALLWell II Committee members are engaging with alumni, friends, and other donors who understand the need to replace the PE Center with facilities that reflect changing academic requirements and expanded enrollments.”
University System of New Hampshire alumni trustee and founding member of the President’s Council Wally Stevens observed, “The Board of Trustees recognizes the huge impact ALLWell will have on Plymouth State’s academic programs, especially in health and human performance, its third largest major. Those students go on to pursue careers in the health professions, which are critically important to New Hampshire. The state is experiencing a steady and rapid increase in demand for highly qualified practitioners in the health and wellness fields.”
Stevens continued, “As PSU has developed this project over the last several years, the trustees repeatedly have affirmed the ALLWell Center as the University System’s highest priority for construction projects.”
Huttner added, “With the efforts of the volunteers and the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends we’ll reach 100 percent of our goal.”