The Howard Performing Arts Center, completed in the autumn of 2003, sits at the end of J.N. Andrews Boulevard, the main entrance to the Andrews University campus. The large glass-and-copper-clad front faces toward Pioneer Memorial Church.
In February of 2001, John and Dede Howard, then residents of nearby St. Joseph, Mich., shared a generous gift with the intention of seeing a performing arts center constructed on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich. They envisioned a worldclass facility for fine arts presentations—a state-of-the-art resource devoted to performance, recording and broadcasting of classical music, and a cultural center to be shared and enjoyed by the community.
The Howards, who now reside in Holland, Mich., share a devout love of music, commitment to community and spirit of generosity.