Performing arts center steps into the spotlight as momentum continues to grow

With record student enrollments and an array of impressive new facilities in place, the UMHB campus community is witnessing exciting change and growth, thanks to Momentum: The Campaign for Mary Hardin-Baylor. Since the public launch of the campaign in May 2012, alumni and friends of UMHB have pledged or given a total of $58.75 million in support of student scholarships, the university endowment, and facilities called for in the Campus Master Plan. With the support of generous donors, six facilities have been completed: Cummins Field House, Baugh Center for the Visual Arts, Isabelle Rutherford Meyer Nursing Education Center, Crusader Stadium, J.W. Williams Service Center, and Bawcom Student Union.

The surge of support from alumni and friends has enabled rapid progress toward the university’s goals for campus improvements. With renovations now underway to transform the Mabee Student Center into a hub for student support services, the one remaining goal in the Campus Master Plan is the creation of a performing arts center. Plans call for this $20 million facility to be built near the Main Street entrance to the campus, where planners anticipate it will become a recognized center for music and theater in the region. For those who have a heart for theater and music, there are many ways to take a starring role in the creation of this innovative center. Contact Brent Davison, Vice President for Development, at 254-295-5044 or, for more information on how you can be part of the momentum.

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