POSTED: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:14am
Longview, TX — With the turning of ceremonial shovelfuls of dirt by university staff, trustees and students, LeTourneau University on Monday broke ground for the new Anna Lee and Sidney Allen Family Student Center.
The $14 million, 60,000-square-foot center is the cornerstone project of the university’s largest-ever capital campaign, which is aiming to raise a total of $27.5 million.
Scheduled to open in March 2014, the student center is named for Longview City Councilman Sidney Allen and his wife, Anna Lee. Neither is a graduate of LeTourneau but have been avid supporters, said President Dale Lunsford.
“You don’t have to be a graduate of LeTourneau University to understand and support our mission,” he said. “The Allens have helped our students in numerous ways.”
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