As a student at Christopher Newport, a term commonly heard around campus is #CaptainForLife. Once you step on this campus as a student you are, from that moment on, a member of the CNU community. It’s a standard the university has that doesn’t limit your time here to the average four-year experience. Now, this term not only has the words, but an entire beautiful building backing it up.
The Gregory P. Klich Alumni House opened less than a year ago and stands as the newest building on campus, adorned with the classic red brick and towering columns. But even cooler, it is the first building on campus to be named after an alumnus. This beautiful new building serves as the headquarters for the Office of Alumni Relations, but also my new favorite study spot! The halls of this building are trimmed with artifacts from the beginning of the university’s time to now. Whenever I’m struggling before a test, looking at those walls, and seeing how immensely and impressively far my university has come, never ceases to give me that extra push I need to keep working to be the best Captain I can be.
Here at Christopher Newport we are all proud to be Captains, and how incredibly exciting it is for us that we can carry that pride with us forever, knowing that we will always have a home on campus. It’s not four years, it’s for life.