“Ramifications” looks back in time
Three guest speakers will be in attendance
Published: Friday, September 6, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 5, 2013 13:09
ASU will hold an exhibition Sept. 10 presenting its 85 years of history with artifacts, photographs and brief speeches.
The exhibit “Ramifications” will cover the beginnings of higher education in San Angelo. The display will provide a timeline of San Angelo Junior College’s early years, as well as the university’s contemporary success.
Opening at 6:30 p.m. in the West Texas Collection Gallery on the second floor of the U.C., the gallery will display artifacts and photographs.
University archivist Shannon Strum helped to put together the event.
“We have artifacts and autographs that go back to 1928 when the school was open down on Oak Street,” Strum said. “We also have school outfits from when they were black and gold. We’ll also have various basketballs and footballs from school championship teams.”
In the library, more artifacts will be on display, with brief presentations by Roger Dolliver, president of the Massie Foundation; Phil George, long-time athletic director and coach of San Angelo College’s 1957 National Championship basketball team; and Dr. Brian May, the 10th president of ASU.
“I have a very deep connection with the university,” May said. “I got my bachelor’s and master’s degrees right here, and so did my wife, my brother and sisters, my daughters, and my two brother in-laws.”
Dolliver will speak on the Massie Foundation’s role in San Angelo Junior College’s survival. George will examine the institution’s middle decades, and May will discuss ASU’s more recent years and future.
There will also be two scholarships given at the time of the event.