Family and friends joined the Missouri State University Foundation and other university representatives today to announce a transformational gift and naming of the Terry L. “Bo” Pace Advanced Welding and Fabrication Technology Program on the Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) campus.
The naming announcement was made at 1:30 pm in the building formerly known as the Broadway Building (218 West Broadway) which will also be named in honor of Terry “Bo” Pace, a local businessman and champion of the MSU-WP campus.
This significant gift, which is part of the university’s Onward-Upward Campaign, will allow the university to proceed with its renovations to the Broadway Building on the MSU-WP campus proper and permanently locate the welding lab there.
“As we honor, celebrate and remember Bo Pace, we feel the impact of this program will present local industries with talented and qualified employees for their workforce,” Sunie Pace said of the gift given in memory of her late husband. “The Terry L. “Bo” Pace Advanced Welding and Fabrication Technology Program will positively promote the economy of our local communities, making it a cornerstone program that will always be associated with MSU-WP as a successful program.”
“Bo Pace was a longstanding advocate for education and avid supporter of our campus,” said Dr. Dennis Lancaster, interim chancellor. “To have earned his and his family’s confidence in our fabrication and welding technology program, which will bear his name both for the program and on the building, is an honor. We are excited about the opportunities this offers our students to be educated in a state-of-the-art facility.”
The university and the Missouri State University Foundation thank the Pace family.
For more information about the Missouri State University Foundation, contact Brent Dunn, vice president for university advancement, at 417-836-6666. For more information about the dedication event, contact Stephanie Smith, senior director, donor relations and special events at 417-836-4143.
About The Terry L. “Bo” Pace
Terry L. “Bo” Pace was avid supporter of education in the West Plains community and advocate of the Missouri State University-West Plains campus, serving as a volunteer in athletics, on a variety of committees and as Grizzly Booster Club Executive Board of Directors President. His family said they hope the endowment of the Terry L. “Bo” Pace Advanced Welding and Fabrication Technology Program on the MSU-WP campus will be felt for many generations to come not only for this area, but all over the country.
About Missouri State-West Plains
Missouri State University-West Plains is a public, two-year, open admission, separately accredited campus of the Missouri State University System. A full college experience with quality instruction in a relaxed, personal atmosphere is the hallmark of Missouri State-West Plains.
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