Creating a more user-friendly, comfortable environment is the inspiration behind the Northeastern State University Foundation's Memorial Bench Program.
The goal is to place handsome, practical park benches that complement the campus' landscaping and traffic patterns, and offer visitors, as well as students, faculty, and staff, the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds them.
These six-foot benches sport classic proportions and are made of steel with a special coating that will allow the bench to stand the test of time. They are exceptionally durable and weather resistant.
Through the generosity of friends and alumni of NSU, the first benches made possible through the Memorial Bench Program were placed on campus during the Spring of 2002.
Each bench includes a bronze NSU Seal in the center of the back, and a copper nameplate honoring the donor or the individual in whose memory the bench is endowed is secured above the seal.
To endow a bench requires a tax deductible contribution of only $1,500. For more information, please contact the NSU Foundation by phone at 918.458.2143.
To view a complete list of all of the benches on campus, click here.
Pictured above: Andrew, John, and Matt Walker with the memorial bench they donated in memory of their father, Dr. James Walker