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Tree Planting Resumes Across Campus

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The generosity of Arkansas Tech alumni Robert and Sandra Norman is bringing more beauty to campus in the form of 320 trees that will be planted during the next month.

Crews resumed the project on Friday, Sept. 23, by finishing tree planting in the area near Baswell Techionery and by beginning work around Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field (photographed).

The work that began on Friday is a continuation of a tree planting project that began in spring 2010, when more than 150 trees were planted on campus.

Planned locations for the 320 trees scheduled for planting this fall include, but are not limited to: Highway 7 near Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field and the Alumni House; Highway 7 on the curve around Tucker Coliseum; the berms at Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field; the quadrangle between Caraway, Hull, Tomlinson and Crabaugh halls; Coliseum Drive near the Doc Bryan Student Services Building, University Commons and Tucker Coliseum; West R Street near the Energy Center and Corley Hall; North El Paso Avenue near the Chartwells Women's Sports Complex; West Q Street near the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center; North Glenwood Avenue near Turner and Paine halls; and M Street near Critz, Hughes, Tucker and Wilson halls.

The current phase of tree planting is scheduled to be completed in late October.

The tree planting project is made possible through a generous donation to the Arkansas Tech Foundation by Mr. and Mrs. Norman of Tulsa, Okla.

"Generations of the Tech family will enjoy the results of this project," said Jayne Jones, vice president for development at Arkansas Tech. "These beautiful trees will add to the sizable legacy that Mr. and Mrs. Norman already have at Arkansas Tech. They have a passion for contributing toward the esthetics of our campus. That passion has translated into a better learning environment for our students and a more beautiful Arkansas Tech for all of us."

Norman Hall and the Norman Career Services office at Arkansas Tech are named for Mr. and Mrs. Norman in recognition of their support for Arkansas Tech.

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