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October 2003

Release Date: October 20, 2003

Alumni Association Gives $50,000 to Angelo State

In celebration of the university's 75th anniversary, the Angelo State University Alumni Association made its largest single gift ever to the university during Homecoming festivities on campus this past weekend.

Alumni Association President Dick Robertson and Secretary/Treasurer Sande Harrison presented ASU President James Hindman a check for $50,000 before more than 400 persons attending the Wells Fargo 75th Anniversary Homecoming Dinner Friday evening.

The largest previous gift was $20,000. Robertson said it was appropriate for the association to present its largest gift ever during the celebration of ASU's 75th anniversary because of the impact the institution has had on the lives of thousands of students over the years.

The presentation came at the end of the honors banquet recognizing outstanding ASU alumni and friends and marked the start of a big Homecoming weekend that saw the opening of the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center before another 500 guests on Saturday.

Harrison said the presentation of the unrestricted funds to the university and the opening of the LeGrand Center highlighted the most successful alumni efforts in the history of the organization.