By Kyle Peveto, Page Editor
Planning for the university’s 100th anniversary is underway, and 10 task forces have submitted ideas for Centennial Celebration goals.
Ideas submitted by the task forces will not been released until after the plans are finalized early next year, said Michelle Morris, assistant vice president for university and alumni relations. The council then makes recommendations to Dr. Royce Money, ACU president.
The university’s centennial is the 2005-2006 school year. Money appointed the council two years ago to plan for the upcoming celebration.
The council’s mission statement is: “ACU’s Centennial calls us to celebrate our heritage, reaffirm our commitment to excellence and glorify God.”
Dr. John Tyson, vice president of development, is chair of the 11-person council.
“We hope to involve many alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends in our Centennial Celebration,” said Morris, who serves on the council. “ACU’s 100th anniversary is a special opportunity to renew relationships, to honor people and to make permanent improvements to the university.”
The Centennial Celebration’s goals are to honor various contributors to the university, renew relationships in a humble spirit, celebrate the university’s achievement and make permanent improvements to the university.
The task forces will make additional proposals in the spring and more improvements in the realm of academics will be suggested in coming months.