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Transylvania’s Cowgill Center renovations ready for students to enjoy

Students walking through the renovated lobby of the Cowgill Center

Transylvania students may notice that the interior of one of the campus’ academic buildings has been transformed this fall term. That’s thanks to the generous donation of Buddy ’65 and Judy Cowgill ’64, who funded renovations to the original construction encompassing classrooms, the building’s lobby and faculty and staff offices.

Originally built in 1999, the Cowgill Center for Business, Economics and Education received a refresh this summer that included the addition of LED lights and controls, a new ceiling grid and acoustic ceiling tile, luxury vinyl tile flooring and carpet throughout the space, a fresh coat of paint, and all-new furniture. The overall effect of these upgrades is impressive to behold.

“The renovations to the Cowgill Center give it a fresh and inviting appearance, and the new classroom furniture gives us flexibility to reconfigure student seating as needed for different teaching and learning styles,” said Rebecca Thomas, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the university. 

The renovations were specifically designed to enhance the academic experience for Transylvania students, in part by creating a welcoming and flexible environment ripe for collaboration between students and their faculty and classmates. 

“The modern casual seating throughout the building’s public areas offer places to relax or study, with options for sitting alone or in small groups,” Thomas added. “I am thrilled with the renovations and deeply thankful to Mr. and Mrs. Cowgill for this wonderful facility.”