Fitness Center Dedicated

Wayne and Darlene Baker honored at ribbon cutting

Dr. Wayne and Darlene Baker cut the ceremonial ribbon at the dedication of the college's fitness center Thursday, officially welcoming the newest athletic facility to the campus. York College Board of Trustees, representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and local businesses, as well as a host of students, faculty, and staff were on hand for the ceremony.

The Wayne and Darlene Baker Center became fully operational earlier this spring and boasts 15 Magnum strength machines which gives students new options for strength exercise and circuit training. The 3,000 square foot training center will be used by most of the college's varsity sports teams as well as the student body in general.


The fitness center is connected to the Holthus Field House, a 35,000 sq. foot sports practice facility. Construction was made possible by a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Richard Edwards, Jr. of Edmond Oklahoma. Their contribution was given specifically to honor the Bakers for their dedication to York College. Several other friends of the college joined the Edwards with gifts honoring the Bakers. Dr. Baker has served as chancellor for York College since 2009, following 13 years as president.

The Holthus Field House and Wayne and Darlene Baker Center are located at the corner of 12th Street and Maine Avenue, about four blocks east of the main campus and the Freeman Center. York College athletics competes in ten sports through the NAIA. The college is a founding member of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference.

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