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R.V. Powell Sr. Donation
Published: August 29 2017

The family of R.V. Powell Sr. recently donated $20,000 to the State Hall

Renovation Project at Arkansas State University-Beebe. Pictured, Interim

Chancellor Roger Moore received the donation from John Powell Hayes, who is a member of the ASUB Development Council, and Lee Hayes. The

donation was made specifically to renovate the Financial Aid Suite, which will

be named in honor of R.V. Powell Sr. The State Hall Building was built by the

National Youth Administration and Beebe Junior Agricultural College, and was

dedicated in 1938. The State Hall Building is a landmark and the second oldest

building on campus. Over the years, the building was repurposed as the

institution grew from 38 students in 1929 to more than 4,000 students

today.  Before 1980, many students

attended classes in the State Hall Building, which originally housed faculty

and administrative offices and later a gymnasium for athletics and physical

education.  The building now serves as

administrative and support services for the university. “We are very

appreciative to our donors for their support with this major renovation

project,” said Moore. “It is our objective to maintain the historic feel of

State Hall, while modernizing the work spaces.” For more information about donating to the State Hall Renovation

Project, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (501) 882-8855. For more information about

programs offered at ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or view the website at www.asub.edu.