First Bricks Installed at Centennial Plaza

The first round of personalized bricks purchased by Arkansas Tech alumni and friends to show their support for the university have been installed at Centennial Plaza.

The bricks (photographed) are arranged around a plaque that sits in the walkway inside Centennial Plaza. There are currently 121 personalized bricks on the plaza. They are inscribed with the names of Tech alumni and friends and a variety of messages from members of the Tech family.

Situated between Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field and Williamson Hall, Centennial Plaza was created during the Return to Glory capital campaign to serve as a pedestrian mall and as a tailgating area before home football games. It was dedicated at Homecoming 2009.

The Arkansas Tech Development Office launched the Centennial Plaza brick program in fall 2009 to give alumni and friends an opportunity to make a visible and lasting show of their affection for Arkansas Tech.

The personalized bricks are available at a cost of $100 each. Donors can choose to have up to three lines of text with a maximum of 15 characters per line on each brick.

The next round of personalized bricks will be installed before Homecoming 2010, which is scheduled for Oct. 15-16.

Approximately 200 additional bricks have already been purchased, but there is still room for more Tech alumni and friends to leave a lasting memory on Centennial Plaza with their own personalized brick.

To order a personalized brick in Centennial Plaza, call Debra Fithen at (479) 968-0400 or send e-mail to