After two years of construction, Queens University of Charlotte unveiled the new Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 19 at 1 p.m. In attendance was Queens President Pamela Davies and legendary local philanthropists Leon and Sandra Levine, who donated an $8 million lead gift toward the facility.
"We couldn’t be more thankful to Leon and Sandra for their ongoing support and generosity toward Queens. This much-needed facility is sure to be the heartbeat of student life, adding to the vibrancy of our campus and contributing in exciting new ways to our Royals pride."
- President Pamela Davies
After opening remarks, the ribbon was cut and students eagerly entered the Levine Center for the first time to try out the basketball and volleyball courts, pool, fitness center equipment and two-lane indoor track.
Located on the southwestern corner of campus, the three-story, 145,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Levine Center replaces the Ovens Athletic Center, which was demolished in 2011 to make way for the new facility. The Levine Center is the latest infrastructure addition to campus and the new home of Queens' NCAA II athletics program.
"For decades, Queens has been an institution of academic excellence in our community," said Leon Levine, chairman of The Leon Levine Foundation. "The opening of the Levine Center will help to build for the future and realize President Davies' vision to set Queens apart as a prominent, well-respected university of the southeast."