Plymouth State named the Eugene and Joan Savage Welcome Center at Plymouth State University In recognition of the Savages’ lifelong commitment to the University and their multiple gifts of time, talent and resources.
The naming honors the many ways in which the Savages have given back to Plymouth State and other organizations throughout their careers. “The Savages are wonderful ambassadors and philanthropists for Plymouth State University. Naming the welcome center celebrates and honors their history as benefactors and alumni,” said University President Sara Jayne Steen. “We are exceedingly grateful for their constant generosity and encouragement to us as a university community.
“And the welcome center, which welcomes visitors to PSU and our region of New Hampshire, is a visual symbol of the interconnection between Plymouth State University and its host communities. Gene and Joan represent that connection.”
The Eugene and Joan Savage Welcome Center is part of the Center for Active Living, Learning and Wellness (ALLWell), a multi-phase complex designed to integrate academics and recreation for the campus, community and the region. Located along Holderness Road (Rte 175A), the environmentally sustainable building houses an ice rink for university and public use, in addition to the welcome center.
The facility will be among the first buildings visitors to the area see as they exit Route I-93 into Holderness and Plymouth, a perfect location for a university welcome center that will support the work and membership of area chambers of commerce and retail associations, in addition to PSU.
The expansive lobby and facilities will provide an attractive meeting place for prospective students, parents and visitors to the campus and the region.