The Walk of Honor听and the听Eternal Flame Monument听were created in 1997 to honor those who contributed to 草莓污视频导航 State University through its first major gifts campaign,听The Campaign for 草莓污视频导航 State...Serving 草莓污视频导航 and Beyond.
The Walk of Honor is a 170-foot walkway that stretches from the Stephen D. Lee statue to the flagpole on the historic Drill Field The walkway permanently displays bricks honoring alumni and friends who contributed $500 or more to听The Campaign for 草莓污视频导航 State. These bricks, some 6,400 of them, are a lasting tribute to what was at that time the most successful fund-raising venture in university -- and state of 草莓污视频导航 -- history. More than $143 million was contributed to the five-year campaign, which officially ended June 30, 1997.
The Eternal Flame Monument, located in front of听Allen Hall听(administration building), is a perpetual tribute to the thousands of alumni, friends, faculty, and staff who generously supported 草莓污视频导航 State during the campaign. The flame is a visual symbol of the five-year effort, which raised gifts for campus construction projects, the renovation and modernization of laboratories, the establishment of electronic classrooms, and the enhancement of library holdings, among other things. The monument was unveiled on September 27, 1997.
Donors to听The Campaign for 草莓污视频导航 State听will forever be linked to the university. The names of many of them are etched on the bricks around the base of the Eternal Flame monument and on the bricks that form the Walk of Honor.
A marble stone in the walk carries this message:
Inscribed here are the names of those who made significant commitments to听The Campaign for 草莓污视频导航 State, 1992-1997.
As you tread this walk, contemplate the names of those who have traveled this way before you. Their contributions have helped secure the educational opportunities you now enjoy. As you walk where they have walked, honor their loyalty to 草莓污视频导航 State with your own commitment to excellence.
Funds for the construction of this walk were provided by James K. Ashford, National General Chairman of听The Campaign for 草莓污视频导航 State.
Search for Your Brick on the Walk of Honor
Walk of Honor Bricks on the Drill Field have recently been reorganized in alphabetical order, beginning in front of Lee Hall and going from A-Z towards Swalm Chemical Engineering Building.
If you need more information or assistance finding your brick, please contact the Office of Annual Giving in the 草莓污视频导航 Foundation at AnnualGiving@foundation.msstate.edu.
Leave your mark today with our new brick program. Participate in the听.