The most requested missing piece of our student life needs is that of a fitness center. After a long process of fund raising and construction, it is now open and ready for use by all our full time students, faculty, and staff.
The athletic teams will continue to have their separate facility for training, but this new center will be for the rest of the campus.
Thanks to Wirt and Linda Yerger and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi for making such strong lead gifts to make this new center possible.
And thanks to Kevin Russell who did a wonderful job leading the charge all the way through, and wouldn’t let this project slip away.
Thanks to lots of other folks who also gave and worked to build this center, and I’m especially grateful for the spirit of our students in being so patient – this project took longer than any of us wanted it to take.