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Century Forward Circle

The Century Forward Circle was established following the centennial celebration at Arkansas Tech in 2009.Alumni and friends of the university who give $10,000 to the Century Forward Endowment are included in the Century Forward Circle.  Funds contributed to the endowment will provide earnings to help meet priority needs of the university and continue our campus beautification program.

Centennial Plaza, located just west of Thone Stadium at Buerkle Field, is the location of a set of benches and pavers that were dedicated as a permanent monument to the generosity and loyalty of the Century Forward Circle donors listed below.

List of Donors

Baswell Techionery

Baswell Techionery, a new 14,220-square foot student union, opened on Monday, August 15. The $3.3 million facility includes dining opportunities, meeting spaces for student organizations and lounge areas for students to enjoy their free time.

“There is no question that Baswell Techionery will become a popular gathering place on our campus for generations to come,” said Susie Nicholson, vice president for student services and university relations. “The large windows provide a beautiful view of campus, and the welcoming environment inside makes it the kind of place you want to spend time. I believe that our students will love it.”

Hindsman Tower

The Hindsman Tower, in honor of Coach Sam Hindsman, is a gathering place for students and will be linked to the beautiful Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center and surrounding buildings by a series of pathways.

Located at the center of campus, the tower will become a meeting place for faculty and students alike and the bell will celebrate momentous university occasions.

Rothwell Hall

The new four-story academic facility at Arkansas Tech University has been named Rothwell Hall in honor of Tech alumni Ben and Terry Rothwell. 

The 60,000-square foot facility houses the Arkansas Tech College of Business, a regional office of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, the Arkansas Tech Academic Advising Center and two floors of classroom space.