Peuker Plaza Taking Shape on Highland Campus
The development work of President David Reist and Lisa Ward, an attorney on the HCC Foundation Board of Directors, has resulted in the creation of Pueker Plaza on the Highland campus. Pueker Plaza is located to the north of the Communications Technology building and adjacent to campus housing complexes.
Pueker Plaza is being created in memory of Myrtle Pueker whose family home was located on the site where the Plaza is being created. Work on the Plaza is funded completely with a gift from Pueker’s daughter, Janet Spangler, who wanted to create a memorial to her mother. The Plaza will be an open air venue for music, theatre, and other performances at the College. It will include a stage complete with lighting and sound in the northwest corner facing to the southeast. Natural seating areas will be created, along with an open area which could include either more seating or sitting on the grass. It is anticipated that work on Pueker Plaza will be complete in time for the Fall semester.