The intimate Cook-DeWitt Center overlooks a scenic, wooded ravine in the heart of campus. It is home to the campus ministry program and its interdenominational Sunday services. Cook-DeWitt also hosts small events including lectures, recitals, receptions, and even wedding ceremonies.
The Cook-DeWitt Center houses the offices of the campus ministry as well as a 250-seat auditorium with a 26-rank Reuter pipe organ, donated by Jay and Betty Van Andel. The building hosts speakers, singing groups, religious services, and many weddings. The picturesque landscaping is wooded and serene. Peter C. and Emajean Cook and Marvin and Jerene DeWitt donated funds for the construction of the center. It was built in 1991.
Peter Cook was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 9, 1914. He attended South High School and Davenport Business College. He and his wife Pat have were married over 68 years and have two sons, and several grandchildren. Emmajean (Pat) passed away in 2008, and Peter died November 28, 2010.
Mr. Cook was the past president of Import Motors, Ltd. and served on several foundation boards, including the Van Andel Foundation and has served on the Advisory Cabinet of the Grand Valley State University Foundation.
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