Pulver Pavilion, an 8,000-square-foot addition to the student center, was opened for the fall 2007 semester. The addition bridges the space between the two wings of Cotter Union. The vast, open space with high, barrel vaulted ceilings contains a café, a snack bar, and a lounge area. Designed as a "living room" for Colby students, the pavilion is the new focal point of Cotter Union, with most areas of the existing building leading to and from the new addition.
Trustee David Pulver '63, his wife, Carol, and their daughter Stephanie Pulver '93 made the naming gift for the new facility. David Pulver, who has served on the trustees' Student Affairs Committee since he joined the Board of Trustees in 1983, says that a gift to support student life seemed natural, given his involvement in that aspect of the College.
Cotter Union was completed in 1985 and was renamed in 1997 in honor of former Colby president William R. Cotter and his wife, Linda. In addition to the new space created in the Pulver Pavilion, major parts of Cotter Union have been reconfigured and renovated.
More about the project
Groundbreaking ceremony for the Pulver Pavilion
Profile of David Pulver '63