CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – On Nov. 18, Austin Peay State University honored several generous individuals when it opened its new Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building.
“Something like this doesn’t happen except for the generosity and foresight of many people,” APSU President Tim Hall said at the ribbon cutting.
Hall first recognized APSU alumnus and local businessman James Maynard. The two-story facility, which provides much needed classroom and office space to the growing campus, was named for Maynard because of his unwavering support of APSU over the years. Recently, he created an endowed scholarship that is awarded annually to a student pursuing a degree in business at the University.
After the ribbon cutting, visitors were directed to the elaborate courtyard in front of the building. This unique space was named in honor of Ken and Amy Landrum, who both graduated from APSU in 1964. Earlier this year, the Landrums received the Tennessee Board of Regents 2013 Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy because of their extraordinary generosity to their alma mater over the years.
The ceremony then moved indoors to dedicate the building’s atrium in honor of Barry and Maggie Kulback. The couple has provided tremendous financial support and leadership to APSU over the years, helping transform the University into a nationally recognized institution of higher learning.
Visitors moved from the atrium to the hallway, to get a look at the new Drs. William O. and Elizabeth H. Stokes Classroom, the Robert C. and Sue Pitts Classroom, the Shirley Summers Hagewood and Retired Mathematics Professors Classroom and the Bruce Myers Conference Room.
The classroom and designated space namings are made possible by the generous supporters of APSU. The financial contributions for naming classrooms and designated areas also endowed scholarships in honor of these individuals. The endowments will provide more than 30 permanent scholarships to students at Austin Peay majoring in business, mathematics, computer science and physics.