Ceremony closes TSU

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 4, 2000

fund raising campaign tonight

Staff Report

Feb. 3, 2000 8 PM

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Special ceremonies scheduled for today will add the final touch to the Troy State University System’s Quest for Excellence capital campaign.

The three-year fund-raising effort will culminate with a reception and program in the Hawkins Adams Long Hall of Honor at 6:30 p.m. A ceremony and concert at 8 p.m. will dedicate the newly renovated Claudia Crosby Theater.

According to Dr. Jack Hawkins, chancellor of TSU, the Quest for Excellence has raised more than the $18 million goal for facilities, scholarships and support services at the university system’s campuses in Troy, Montgomery, Dothan and Phenix City.

The specific dollar figures will be announced tonight.

With funds raised, improvements have been made to the TSU Science Center, Richard M. Scrushy Field at Memorial Stadium, the Hawkins Adams Long Hall of Honor and the Claudia Crosby Theater.

Contributions have also made possible the construction of the Rosa Parks Library and Museum and Curry Commons at the Montgomery campus, the library/technology building at Dothan and a classroom/technology building in Phenix City.

In addition to the building improvements, the Quest for Excellence has provided for more than $2.3 million in scholarships and enhanced support services.

The goals for the capital campaign were to raise $13.7 million for the main TSU campus, $2.3 million for the Montgomery campus and $2 million for the Dothan campus.