(L-R above, first photo) Joe Bales, left, MTSU vice president for university advancement, and Bill Mooningham, right, president of the MTSU Foundation, honor donor Alee Clark at the second annual 1911 Society Luncheon. (L-R, second photo) MTSU donors Tommy and Judy Smith were recognized for their 40-years plus of giving.
MTSU recognized community members who have made financial commitments to the university for the long term during Friday’s (4/11/2014) second annual 1911 Society Luncheon in the Student Union Ballroom.
The group, named in honor of MTSU’s founding year, celebrates individuals and families who have created gifts to the university through their estate plans. New members of the 1911 Society receive a framed rendering of Kirksey Old Main.
New members honored Friday included: Steve and Kathy Anderson, Alee Clark, Gayle H. and Dwayne Duke, Jean Gould, Margaret R. Hall, Richard Key, Rita S. King, Paul W. Martin Jr., Karen and Toby Mongan, Andrew and Elise Oppmann, Gayle Ray, and Mary Secrest.
Also celebrated at the April 11 event were certain members of the Signal Society, which honors annual donors who have supported the university in 20 or more years. This group is named for Middle Tennessee Normal School’s first newspaper/magazine, The Signal, which was originally published in 1912.
Those recognized Friday were Signal Society members who had reached the 40-year plus milestone. Donors are given an engraved medallion reflecting their years of support.
This year’s group included: H. Dalton and Cynthia Drennan, Barbara and Jerre Haskew, Dan and Margaret Scott, David and Lorraine Singer, and Tommy and Judy Smith.
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