Ground Broken for Alumni Plaza

Engraved Brick Deadline is June 1
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1997-05-29

HUNTINGTON, IN May 29, 1997 --- Huntington College broke ground this week for the new Alumni Plaza, a major centennial gift project of the Huntington College Alumni Association. The plaza will be dedicated during the college's centennial homecoming weekend on Saturday, September 20.

The Alumni Association launched the project last October as a special centennial gift campaign. The centerpiece of the plaza will be a large bronze replica of HC’s centennial medallion. The plaza will be paved with engraved bricks bearing the names of HC alumni from all decades of the College’s history.

Hundreds of alumni have purchased engraved bricks to be included in the new plaza, which will be located in front of the College's historic Administration Building. The deadline for ordering engraved bricks is June 1, 1997.

As the campaign fund drive nears completion, all HC alumni (both graduates and non-graduates with at least 12 credit hours) are invited to support this centennial project by purchasing an engraved brick. Graduates’ bricks will include name and class year. Alumni non-graduates and current students will have their name inscribed only. All bricks will be arranged according to class year. Due to lettering constraints, only one name per brick is allowed. The cost of an engraved brick is $100, but contributions of all sizes are welcome.

Bricks may also be purchased in honor or memory of Huntington College alumni -- including classmates, parents, pastors, teachers or friends. "Our desire is that alumni from every class year in the College’s 100 year history would be represented in the plaza," says Dane Starbuck, alumni association president. During the dedication ceremony on September 20, special awards will be presented to the classes with the greatest number of participants and the greatest overall percentage of participation.

The June 1, 1997 deadline for brick purchases is quickly approaching. To reserve an Alumni Plaza brick, send the names and class years of each alumnus on a separate sheet with a check made payable to Huntington College by June 1. Orders should be sent to: Alumni Centennial Gift Project, Office of Alumni Relations, Huntington College, Huntington, IN 46750. For further information, contact the Alumni Office at (260) 356-6000.

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