Feature: Terrell and VE Dedication

last modified Mar 27, 2013 02:45 PM

The former VE Building and the Terrell building were both dedicated on March 24, 1968. They were the first new construction on CPCC's young campus, and the dedication event was well attended by students, staff and the community. The ceremony included an address by Governor Dan K. Moore.

Prospector, Vol. 3, No. 5

Front page of the Prospector from March 1968 (Vol. 3, No. 5).

The VE building was originally known simply as Classroom Building I. In 1972 the Board of Trustees changed the name to Mecklenburg Hall. It was then renamed Van Every Hall in 1983 in honor of Philip Van Every, a longtime CPCC supporter. When the Van Every Culinary Arts Center opened in 2010, the building got its fourth and final name: the VE Building. This award-winning building was demolished in December 2011 to make room for the new, high-tech classroom building, which is nearing completion in its place.

The Terrell Building was called the Administration Building until it was renamed in 1972 after Edgar Terrell, a member of the Board of Trustees since 1963. Terrell was home to the President's Office and the Trustees boardroom until the Disher Building was opened in the early 2000s.

Van Every and Terrell

This photo of the VE Building and the Terrell Building was taken from the LRC in the early 1970s.