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Evelyn's Courtyard



An Open-Air Reception Venue


Evelyn's Courtyard is located between McPherson Theater and Owens Auditorium

This outdoor area adjoins to both Owens Auditorium and the McPherson Theater to provide an open courtyard for hosting pre- and post-event receptions under the sun and stars.  The courtyard features a small outdoor stage as a focal point for announcements or as a place to create immersive experiences with live performances.

Help From Our Friends

Long-time friends of the College, Jon and Jackie Giles, recognized the impact of the “First Lady of SCC” during the 30+ years of Dr. John Dempsey’s service with restoration of the Owens Courtyard to provide a venue for public engagement. 


Dedicated by Jon and Jackie Giles, Evelyn’s Courtyard is dedicated to President Dempsey’s wife, Evelyn Condon Dempsey:  a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a gifted artist. She proved to be a pillar of support to Sandhills Community College for over 30 years.

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