Class Gifts 2000-2009
The Class of 2001 provided funds to develop the covered bridge at Reiman Gardens.
The Class of 2002 supported creation of the Farmhouse Museum Arbor.
The Class of 2003 used its graduation gift to fund the Morrill Hall entryway.
The Class of 2004 provided funds to support creation of the Morrill Hall West Entrance.
In 2001, the eastern portion of the Carver/Music Hall plaza was completed and has already become a favorite space for students to gather in between classes. The Class of 2005 gift completed the plaza area, adding additional furnishings, bike parking, and landscaping, creating a wonderful gathering spot for Iowa State students for years to come.The concept for the Carver/Music Hall Plaza was originally developed in the late 1990s to improve the well-traveled and worn-out pedestrian connection between the Enrollment Services Center and central campus.
In the fall of 2006, on the day before the annual in-state rivalry football game against the Hawkeyes, a small “Cyclone” traveled through campus and destroyed many trees of historical significance. In the weeks following the event, the grounds crew at Iowa State spent its time cleaning up and cutting down the trees. The wood was salvaged and dried. The Class of 2006 gift allowed many of those trees to be replaced, as well as pay for the recovered wood to be sculpted into podiums, tables, benches, and other items that were dispersed around campus. Each item tells campus visitors and future students the story of the day when the cyclone touched down on campus. Class gift plaques are affixed near each replanted tree and on the podiums, tables, benches, and other items made from the salvaged wood in order to inform passers-by of the gift.
Through a generous gift from an ISU alumnus, the Memorial Union's Great Hall was restored. In addition to the renovation, gifts from the Class of 2007 provided a concert-quality sound system in the Great Hall.
The 150th graduating class of Iowa State University provided a class gift to support the preliminary design of the university's signage and identification project. Signs will be placed along the University Blvd. and Lincoln Way roadways directing individuals to various ISU destinations.
Upon graduation, the class provided funding for new CyRide bus shelters.
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