Senior Class Gift Committee Tags Gifts

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We went around yesterday and took some pictures of the jumbo gift tags that the Senior Class Gift Committee put on past Class Gifts to raise awareness. Here’s the original post about the jumbo tags.

The Peace Garden was donated by the Class of 1997.
There’s more content after the jump.

The aquarium was donated by the Class of 1999.

The bronze armillary sphere was donated by the Class of 1966.

Members of the Class of 2009 can pledge their general deposit here.

Additionally, you can find the full list of Class Gifts here.

[Fun fact: the first gifts were donated by the Class of 1861. The gifts were a portrait of President Pugh and Civil War soldiers memorial tablets. Were not sure what the story behind the Civil War soldiers memorial tablets is though, because the Civil War was just starting in 1861. Maybe an archivist can give us some answers?]

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  1. The aquarium was also different in that it needs maintenance above and beyond any other gift. I don’t see another one happening that involves anything living. Who knows how much longer it can last?

  2. Of all the class gifts that our University has been blessed with, one of the most frequently forgotten is the gift of student radio. Established by the Senior Class of 1951, WDFM went on the air in 1953 and continues today under the modern call letters of WKPS-FM — more commonly known on campus as “The LION 90.7fm.”

    You can actually see the entrance to our main studio in your second picture of the Aquarium. We’re the class door to the right.

    In regards to the previous comment, student radio represents probably the most significant investment of human resources and capital among all the class gifts, and we’ve been fortunate enough to operate more or less in an unbroken tradition since our founding in 1953.

    — T.A. Shakely
    President & General Manager, The LION 90.7fm (WKPS) for 2008-2009