Grant announcement for 2006
October 20, 2006 — JONESBORO
The Board of Directors of the Kays Foundation today announced grants to several departments and individuals at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro. The grants for the 2006 calendar year will support the following programs:
ASU Music Department, Tom O’Connor, Chair $7,510.00 to purchase stringed instruments for use in music education classes.
ASU Alumni Association, Beth Smith, Executive Director $6,000.00 to assist in completion of the exterior landscaping for the Cooper Alumni Center.
Les Christensen, Director, ASU Bradbury Gallery and John Salvest, Professor, ASU Art Department $5,000.00. Matching funds to assist in participation in the Florence International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy.
Dr. E. T. Hammerand, ASU Department of Computer Science $1,500.00 to support the BEST (Boosting, Engineering, Science and Technology) robotics competition hosted by Arkansas State University to encourage high school students interest in science, technology, math, and engineering.
The Kays Foundation of Jonesboro is a private, non-profit foundation supporting Arkansas State University. The Foundation expects to announce additional grants early in 2007.