TWU Alumna Donates $
TWU Alumna Donates $25,000 For Garden
DENTON A garden, funded with a $25,000 bequest from the
late Nelle Johnston, a member of the Texas Woman's University
class of 1942, will open Aug. 22 during a ceremony commemorating
the completion of renovations to the TWU Arts and Sciences
Building (ASB). The garden will be located in the ASB courtyard.
According to Ms. Johnston's wishes, the garden will be named
the Carrie Belle Johnston and Mary Edna Johnston Garden after her
mother and sister, respectively. Ms. Johnston, who passed away in
May 2000, was executive secretary to former Dallas Mayor Erik
Along with being able to relax in the garden, students also
will be able to view it from the student lounge in ASB.
The ceremony will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the
garden, which is located near the intersection of Oakland Avenue
and Third Street. After a short presentation by Chancellor Dr.
Ann Stuart and Board of Regents Chair and Presiding Officer Marie
Martch, tours of ASB will be available. The public is invited to
attend the event.
Original construction on ASB began in 1958 and the building
was completed in 1960. The $4.5 million renovation project began
two years ago to update the 48,163 square-foot building and make
it more suited for 21st century teaching methods.
The renovated space includes three computer labs, a lecture
room, three seminar rooms and 13 classrooms. Along with classroom
facilities, ASB also is home to the College of Nursing, which
averages 1,400 students and is the largest nursing program in the
state of Texas, and the Center for Nonlinear Research.
Randall Scott Architects of Dallas is the architect for the
renovation project. Constructors Inc. of Dallas is the general
Note: The media is welcome to attend the open house on
Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Parking will be available
on Oakland Avenue, across from the Arts and Sciences Building.
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