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Westminster unveils Darwin Huey Heritage Center

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Posted on Monday, September 6, 2021

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College unveiled the Darwin Huey Heritage Center over the weekend with a dedication thanking the donors who made it possible, celebrating all the Titan Athletics successes, and honoring Titan Sports Hall of Famer Darwin “Dar” Huey '74.

“To all of you, your generosity, your kindness, your friendship, and particularly your presence here today is - if there is something that comes after overwhelmed – that’s what I am today,” Huey said.

Located inside the Memorial Field House, the first-class Huey Heritage Center includes display cases for all 22 varsity Westminster teams showing present and past achievements, the Titan Sports Hall of Fame interactive touch screen showcasing every Titan Sports Hall of Famer, the Gene Nicholson Showcase of National Champions which celebrates Westminster’s national championship teams and individuals, the Jim Dafler PAC Champions Showcase, the Titan Tradition Hallway, the Buzz Ridl Showcase, and the Towering Titan Sports Heritage Mural which depicts all the greatness and success achieved by Westminster Athletics. Over 300 donors made this extraordinary space possible.

“In light of a life and career defined by dedication, we, today are delighted to dedicate the Darwin Huey Heritage Center and Memorial Field House - what a fitting tribute and example for generations to come,” said Westminster President Dr. Kathy Brittain Richardson.

New Westminster Director of Athletics Jason Lener '93 said, “This space is a front porch to Westminster Athletics, and proudly recognizes our Titan Tradition. What an honor it is for our current and future student-athletes to walk through these halls every day as they prepare to leave their own mark on Titan history.”

More than 100 attended the dedication, which featured remarks from President Richardson; Westminster College Board of Trustees Chair Jeffrey McCandless '80; Director of Athletics Jason Lener; Westminster Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dr. Jean Hale; Campus Chaplain the Rev. James Mohr; and Westminster student-athlete junior Baylee Horvath.

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Written by Nathan LaRiccia, Sports Information Director