Currier Alumni Center Dedication at New England College
New England College dedicated the new Currier Alumni Center during the 2011 Alumni and Family Weekend.
Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of one alumnus from the Class
of 1972, New England College has a new center for the benefit of the
College’s more than 14,000 alumni. David P. Currier, a member of the
Class of 1972 and a former Trustee of the College, has provided a major
gift to create the Currier Alumni Center in the building originally
constructed as the Henniker railroad station on Depot Hill Road.
David Currier is the founder of Bound Tree Medical in Henniker, New Hampshire. He is a former member of the New Hampshire House and State Senate and a former Henniker Selectman. He is a charter member of the Henniker Lions Club and served with Henniker Rescue.
“As an active alumnus, former Trustee, and a member of the Henniker community, I am honored to have been given the opportunity to support this project. Alumni are the backbone of any institution of higher learning and I am proud to have my name affiliated with this new center,” stated David Currier. “My experience at New England College helped me to harness the entrepreneurial spirit and drive that allowed me to become a successful businessman,” he continued. “Not only is the acquisition of this historic building a significant addition to the College’s physical plant, it honors the accomplishments of all of our alumni.”
New England College purchased the former station in early July, and Currier quickly realized the potential for a dedicated space where alumni could gather when visiting the Henniker campus. The building, constructed in 1900, will also provide office space for the College’s staff members who support alumni activities, communication, and giving.
Click here to read the full, original press release. Click to view images from some of the Alumni and Family Weekend 2011 events.
Pictured: David P. Currier ’72 and President Michele Perkins cut the ceremonial ribbon at the Currier Alumni Center.