Alumni Association seeks help with bridge

Alumni BridgeThe Southern Arkansas Alumni Association is searching for donors whose generous gifts will make a bridge on campus a reality.

The bridge will connect the Welcome Center area with the football field.

The cost of the project is estimated at $50,000 and plans are for the bridge to be completed by the first football game of the fall 2009 said David Butler, a member of the SAU Alumni board and the coordinator for this project. Butler said it is anticipated that Unit Structure Company, a local manufacturing company, will be selected to work on the project.

Mike Waters, the chairman of the SAU Alumni Board that governs the SAU Alumni Association, said this bridge will be a valuable asset to the University. “With all the construction taking place on the campus, this is a natural direction for the Alumni Association to follow,” Waters said. “This is by far the largest project the association has taken on and the bridge is going to be the kind of project that alumni will be proud they have contributed to.”

Alumni Director Ceil Bridges said a ceremony to honor the bridge will be held in conjunction with SAU’s centennial celebration.

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