Tech Alum Remembered During Dedication

Arkansas Tech faculty and staff gathered Wednesday afternoon to recognize the generosity of two members of the Arkansas Tech family during a dedication ceremony at the Rothwell Hall Faculty Lounge.

During the ceremony, the flat screen television in the lounge was dedicated in memory of Tech alumnus John (Jack) Jackson (J.J.) Faulkner.  The television was donated by Faulkner’s nieces, Suzanne Harmon and Nancy Horne, as a tribute to their uncle.

General Bill Harmon, special assistant to the president, presented the television and a commemorative plaque to members of the College of Business.  Dean of the College of Business Tom Tyler accepted the gift on behalf of the university.

Those attending the ceremony included his wife, his sons and several lifelong friends.

“Jack Faulkner loved Arkansas Tech and always worked to advance this university.  He had a sincere love for his alma mater and continually gave back to the university through his time and his substance,” said Robert C. Brown, president of Arkansas Tech University.

Faulkner was a 1950 graduate of Arkansas Tech and worked tirelessly to advance Arkansas Tech.  He served as president of the Arkansas Tech Alumni Board of Directors in 2000 and was the first person to participate in the Return to Glory Capital Campaign.