Dedication planned Nov. 18 for UT Martin Gateway Columns at Pat Head Summitt Drive
Contact 1: Hannah Stewart
MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin will host a dedication ceremony for the UT Martin Gateway Columns at 1 p.m., Nov. 18, at 151 Pat Head Summitt Drive. Parking will be available in the west lot of the Margaret N. Perry Children’s Center. The public is invited.
The Gateway Columns, sponsored by Savant Learning Systems, will create a pedestrian entrance connecting Pat Head Summitt Drive and Skyhawk Parkway. These columns are significant because they connect the city of Martin and the university.
“The Gateway Columns project will help to transform the appearance of the main campus and also offers both a real and a symbolic connection to the city of Martin,” said UT Martin Chancellor Keith Carver. “It’s through the generosity of donors such as Savant Learning Systems that the university can take this kind of positive step.”
Carver will welcome everyone to the dedication ceremony followed by introductions and remarks. Dr. Nassar Nassar, Savant Learning Systems president and CEO, will also offer remarks after the plaque unveiling. The program will conclude in time for the Skyhawk women’s home basketball game with Northwestern University at 2 p.m. in the Elam Center.
The UT Martin Gateway Columns project is part of the UT Martin Campus Master Plan update completed in 2016, which includes seven designated campus entryways. This project represents the second completed entryway and will be the first entryway to be dedicated.
For more information on the UT Martin Gateway Columns or information on becoming a sponsor, contact Dr. Charley Deal at 731-881-7611.
PHOTO ID: UT Martin will host a dedication ceremony for the Gateway Columns, sponsored by Savant Learning Systems, at 1 p.m., Nov. 18, at 151 Pat Head Summitt Drive. This column entryway is the first to be dedicated. The column entryway pictured is the first to be completed and is located at the Hall-Moody Administration Building crosswalk.