Roanoke College to dedicate new Cregger Center

October 25, 2016

081016-109-roanoke-college-cregger-centerRoanoke College will dedicate its new athletic and academic complex, the Morris M. Cregger Center, during a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m.

The ceremony, which will be held in the center’s arena, will include remarks from Roanoke President Mike Maxey, Scott Allison, director of athletics, and Morris Cregger ’64, for whom the center is named. Cregger, who played four sports while at Roanoke, is chair of the College’s Board of Trustees and a charter member of the Athletic Hall of Fame. He is CEO of Cregger Co., Inc., a South Carolina-based plumbing supply business with 32 locations.

The 155,000-square-foot Cregger Center opened in August. It rises five stories and features a 200-meter indoor track in the Kerr-Cregger Field House, a health and human performance lab, an athletic training clinic, a performance gymnasium, the Belk Fitness Center, 10 team locker rooms and more.

Luther Plaza, the outdoor space at the center’s entrance on High Street, features a statue of Martin Luther. It was created by local sculptors, Betty and Polly Branch.

At the back of the center is an outdoor patio that overlooks Kerr Stadium. The patio is named Pirro Patio in memory of former Roanoke lacrosse player and coach, John Pirro ’77.

More than $30.5 million was raised for construction of the Cregger Center. Its estimated economic impact is $1.4 million annually.