The Heritage Center opened in 2004 on the second floor of Hays Student Center. It is a compilation of memorabilia from alumni, faculty, staff and community members who have a special connection to their time at Northeastern. The center has vastly grown over the years to include the original Plainsman Pete costume worn by Leland Seger, the first official Plainsman Pete in 1965, to the marble “Smith Hall” sign, the first official building purchased in 1945 and demolished in 1997. There are many wonderful and nostalgic treasures to be found throughout the center.
The Heritage Center completed an upgrade this past summer. Fred Jackson, alum and grandson of Dr. James H. “Doc” Jackson, donated new doors with full-length windows for the entrance of the center. Jackson joined the Heritage Center Committee in 2016 and joined the Northeastern Advisory Council in 2017. “If I ever came back... my goal was to get involved with the college and contribute in any way I can,” stated Jackson. “NJC was very special to my grandfather.”
For additional information on the Heritage Center and the Alumni Association contact Jack Annan, Alumni Association Executive Director at 970-521-6690 or Jack.Annan@njc.edu.