Last year, we featured the engineering program and the donors who brought the David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering and the Hunter Strain Engineering Labs into existence.
This year, donors have made possible the Norris-Vincent College of Business, the Low Family Chair in Accounting and the Wisniewski Chair in Entrepreneurship. This combination of gifts represents the largest endowment giving in the history of the business college.
We celebrated momentous ribbon cuttings and grand openings with donors and friends this year and appreciate beyond measure the legacies they have created.
On June 5, we introduced the Norris-Vincent College of Business. Lloyd Norris and Blake and Bryan Vincent contributed a combined $5 million gift to create new possibilities for our business faculty and students.
ASU Museum Announcement
On March 2, family and friends of B.J. Mayer waited anxiously in front of the Sol Mayer Administration Building. The podium, draped architectural rendering and balloons were set up. B.J.’s friend, Linda Knightstep, had been clued in to get her to the event just a little late. As the event began, B.J. was visibly moved to learn her husband, Richard, had secretly funded her longtime dream, the new ASU Museum. B.J. has been a dedicated volunteer for the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library, West Texas Collection and FAME. She talked often about a day when the collection could have its own space and the art program could have display space. The museum will sit east of the Administration Building and Support Center near Johnson Street.
Health and Human Services Building Ribbon Cutting
James and Lois Archer cut the ceremonial ribbon and officially opened the new Health and Human Services Building on April 4. In October 2015, ASU received a $5 million gift from the James B. and Lois. R. Archer Charitable Foundation in San Angelo to help expand the facilities that support ASU’s health and human services curriculum. The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents then approved changing the name of the College of Health and Human Services to the “Archer College of Health and Human Services.”
Mayer Press Box Ribbon Cutting
On April 21, Richard and B.J. Mayer officially opened the Mayer Press Box with help from their grandson, Clark Mayer, Roscoe and Bella. Funded by a generous gift from the Mayers, the 7,300-square-foot facility houses restrooms and concession stands on the first floor, media and VIP suites on the second floor, coaches’ and VIP suites on the third floor, and a video deck on the roof.
Shannon Ribbon Cutting
Shannon Health and Angelo State University officials opened the new University Sports Medicine Clinic - Shannon Clinic-Jackson facility with a ribbon cutting and open house on May 8.