The Alumni Center at Cobb House, the long-standing, newly renovated building, will house the Office of Alumni Relations and provide dedicated space for alumni and the campus community to gather.
“The multiple meeting rooms and state-of-the-art presentation system included in the renovations make this an ideal space for student programming, and in fact, we’ve hosted more students for club retreats and Career Development Center programs here in the past two weeks than we ever have in our previous facilities,” Director of Alumni Relations David Sushinsky said.
The College purchased the two-story house and property — 3.4 acres — from Col. Lawrence L. and Etoile Bernhardt Cobb in 1968. It was initially purchased for use as the College president’s residence. The last president to reside in the house was Edward T. Lewis in the 1990s. After that, several departments and offices were located in the house, including Human Resources and International Languages and Cultures.
The Cobb House was also home to faculty and staff dining until 2000 when faculty and staff opted to dine in the new Great Room along with the rest of the campus community.
International Languages and Cultures left the Cobb House in fall 2016 when Anne Arundel Hall opened. A short time later, renovations began and the Alumni Office moved into its new home over the summer.
“The Alumni Center at Cobb House is simply incredible and I’m grateful that we have such a beautiful facility to welcome our alumni back to campus,” Sushinsky said.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through 2024-2025. St. Mary’s College, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Approximately 1,700 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland.