Southeastern launches 'Project Friendship' brick campaign
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has launched “Project Friendship,” a campaign to offer engraved personalized bricks to alumni, students and friends of the university.
The bricks will be placed in Friendship Circle, the heart of the campus anchored by the historic Friendship Oak. The circle has recently undergone refurbishment to create a park-like setting that includes brick sitting walls. The engraved brick pavers will form walkways throughout the circle.
"We're inviting alumni, students, parents of students and friends of the university to participate in Project Friendship as a legacy in honor of their Southeastern experience," said Interim President John Crain in announcing the program during the weekend's Homecoming activities.
The bricks, which can accommodate three lines of text with up to 16 spaces per line, are being offered for $100 each, a portion of which is tax deductible. Proceeds will go to the Southeastern Development Foundation’s Annual Fund, a key source of support for the university’s academic programs. The bricks will be installed in Friendship Circle twice a year.
Also being offered is the opportunity for individuals or groups to have “Tribute Plaques” placed on the sitting walls that surround the circle. The plaques, which require a donation of $5,000, will be installed on the walls.
For more information on Project Friendship, contact the university’s Development Foundation at 985-549-3771.