Lindenwood University and AT&T are pleased to announce that, thanks to a $100,000 commitment by the company, four areas of the new Lindenwood Center for Fine and Performing Arts will bear the AT&T name.
“We at Lindenwood are very pleased that AT&T’s name will be a permanent part of our new Center for Fine and Performing Arts,” said Lindenwood President James D. Evans, Ph.D.
Three classrooms and a newsroom are included in the naming package for AT&T. They will be referred to as the AT&T Newsroom, the AT&T Fashion Design Computer Classroom, the AT&T Music Computer Classroom, and the AT&T Graphic Arts Computer Classroom.
“Having graduated with my master’s degree from Lindenwood, taught in the LCIE program and having served on Lindenwood's Board of Directors, I know first-hand the excellent work that Lindenwood is doing,” said Craig Felzien, regional director of external affairs for AT&T–Missouri. “I'm very gratified that my corporation can assist Lindenwood in their continued march to excellence. It does need to be said that this gift is made possible by the excellent business environment and good public policy that has been created by local state elected officials like Representatives Sally Faith and Joe Smith and Senators Tom Dempsey and Scott Rupp. They have created a business environment in Missouri that makes this kind of partnership possible.”
The $32 million Lindenwood Center is slated to open in the fall. In addition to the television studio and a variety of classrooms and offices, the building includes the 1,200-seat Bezemes Family Theatre, the 250-seat Emerson Black Box Theatre and the Boyle Gallery for art exhibits. In addition to Lindenwood theatre, music, dance and art, the building will also host professional performances and traveling exhibitions.
For information about additional naming opportunities in the building, contact Tom Wallace, Lindenwood director of corporate and foundation relations, at 314-949-4939.