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Union field house dedication Aug. 5

JACKSON, Tenn. - 7/28/2006 - Union University announces the dedication of the new Fesmire Field House on the Union campus.

The Fesmire Field House is named in honor of lead donors Benny and Norma Fesmire. The 18,000-square foot facility will support the soccer teams, the men’s baseball team and the women’s softball team.

The field house includes a 9,374-square foot turf room, locker rooms and showers for each home and visiting team, coaches offices and an athletic training room.

David Blackstock, Union’s athletic director, said only one or two other colleges of Union’s size in the South have comparable facilities to the Fesmire Field House.

“This places us above most NCAA Division II schools and right up there with some of the larger NCAA Division I schools,” Blackstock said. “This definitely should help us in attracting good athletes and maintaining an excellent program, as well as improving in many areas.”

The dedication service will begin at 9 a.m.

The day's events will also include Union University's August graduation at West Jackson Baptist Church. Carl Zylstra, president of Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, will be the keynote speaker for Union University’s summer graduation ceremony.

About 250 students will receive degrees during the 11 a.m. ceremony at West Jackson Baptist Church, bringing the total number of graduates to more than 900 for the academic year at Union.


Steven Aldridge
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