Perry Memorial Campus Center
Perry Campus Center is named for Doane’s first president, David Brainerd Perry. The Rev. Perry came to Nebraska as a missionary/circuit rider and stayed to establish a college on the treeless prairie. The Perry building opened in January of 1963 and included recreation areas, a lounge, and Tiger Inn snack bar. In 1970, a two-story addition was built onto the southern façade of the building. The building was again enlarged in 1995 and further renovated in 2007-08. Common Grounds Coffeehouse opened in 2006. It provides assorted beverages and pastries and a relaxing, social atmosphere. In 2011, one wing of Perry Campus Center was rededicated as the Don Nyrop Great Hall. The designation honors the late Don Nyrop, a Nebraska native who graduated from Doane in 1934 with a history degree, earned a law degree from George Washington University and then went on to a distinguished career in aviation. His career included heading the Civil Aeronautics Administration and running Northwest Airlines. He was a 14-year member of Doane’s Board of Trustees and the recipient of numerous Doane awards for his longtime, generous support and leadership on behalf of the college.