CCBC hosts ribbon-cutting for restored Hilton Center
Jan 09, 2018CCBC will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony 10 – 11:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 22 at CCBC Catonsville to mark the reopening of the Hilton Center. Formerly the Hilton Mansion, this historic building received a much needed renovation at a cost of approximately $6.5 million which restored the building‘s original elegance and increased its functionality. Tours of the building will immediately follow the ribbon-cutting.
Built in the early 17th century, the Hilton Center is one of the college’s most treasured buildings. Its renovation was at the center of CCBC’s New Beginnings campaign, the college’s first comprehensive public/private campaign which raised $57 million to support not only the Hilton Center’s renovation, but also academic programs, student scholarships and faculty professional development.
Previously used as administrative offices, the newly restored Hilton Center is now better suited to be utilized by students and the community. CCBC’s Center for Global Education and the college’s Honors Program will now be housed in the Hilton Center. Eventually, the Center will also serve as a meeting, special events and reception venue that can be used by both internal and external communities.
A new special feature leading up to the Hilton Center’s entryway is an engraved brick walkway. The walkway, a fundraising initiative sponsored by the New Beginning Campaign, allowed donors to personalize a message on a brick which would give them a unique and commemorative way of being a part of the Hilton Center renovation. The college will continue to install commemorative bricks in the New Beginnings walkway until completed.
For more information, or to purchase a commemorative brick for the New Beginnings walkway email firstname.lastname@example.org.