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Combs CenterChowan

Built: 2008

Size: 20,000 square feet

Chowan served as Centre's temporary dining facility following the demolition of Cowan Dining Hall in June 2008 and the completion of the Campus Center in October 2009. Chowan was completed in time for the June 22, 2008, arrival of students participating in the Governorís Scholars Program. The structure was remodeled during the summer and fall of 2010, and is now a multipurpose facility used for large-scale meetings, catered events, conferences and indoor tennis and basketball.

A "Name the New Eatery Contest," gave students, faculty and staff the opportunity to lay claim to a piece of Centre history. The "winning temporary name" as chosen in three rounds of student voting was Chowan.