A few of the many contributions made by our students, faculty and alumni
Alumnus Joe Weishaar, B.Arch.’13, is designing the first World War I Memorial for Washington, D.C., as part of the recent commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Great War. His design, titled “The Weight of Sacrifice,” was selected from among 350 entries in an international design and will provide scenes of soldiers, civilians and medical staff, melded into Pershing Park, just a block from the White House.
Billions for charitable causes
Alumnus Rob Walton, B.S.B.A. ’66, has expanded the global reach and retail sales of Walmart Stores Inc. since becoming chairman in 1992 of the company his father founded. The addition of corporate community and giving programs has provided more than $2 billion toward hunger relief in the U.S. and other causes worldwide.
The Wright Stuff
The poet C.D. Wright, M.F.A.’76, turned the roots of place and time into a forest of American Southern stories. She became a MacArthur Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow and the poet laureate of Rhode Island during a 45-year career.
One of the best architectural designs of the 20th century
The American Institute of Architects described the Thorncrown Chapel, designed by alumnus and former architecture dean Fay Jones, B.Arch. ’50, as one of the top five best buildings of the 20th century. The chapel is located in Eureka Springs, not far from the university campus.