Building a Legacy: The Sprick Family

Arkansas Tech University alumnus Thomas R. Sprick built beautiful wooden floors during his lifetime.

Today, more than two decades after he passed away, the generosity of the Sprick family continues to build brighter futures for Arkansas Tech students.

Thomas Sprick attended Arkansas Tech during the Great Depression of the 1930s. He was a track and field student-athlete and a member of National Guard Battery D.

He was also quite the handyman, a quality he applied to build a home in North Little Rock for him and his wife, Nina, early in their marriage. Thomas had a long and successful career in building homes and wooden floors.

Even after Thomas died in 1993, Nina continued to live in the home her husband had constructed. She passed away in 2012.

The Spricks invested in the future of Arkansas Tech through their estate plan. Today, health and physical education students with financial need at Arkansas Tech benefit from scholarships made possible by the Sprick family.

For more information about remembering Arkansas Tech in a will, trust or estate plan, contact Dana Moseley, director of gift planning, at (479) 964-0532 or Visit to learn more.