To the Editor:
Thank you for the support of the Pacer for the Brian Brown Memorial Greenway Project. The City of Martin recently received a $310,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation to build the greenway, as reported in the Pacer. Brian Brown, UTM Recreation Supervisor, proposed a greenway in 2000, but was subsequently involved in a fatal bicycle accident.
The greenway is truly a university-community partnership, as shown by the contributions of UTM students, faculty, administrators and staff. I would like to especially thank the students who have supported the project, many of whom are graduating soon. I invite them to return to campus and take a walk on the greenway trail that they helped to make a reality.
The greenway grant match fund is closing in on the goal of $80,000, thanks to generous contributions from students in organizations including: Pi Kappa Alpha; UTM Cheerleader Spirit Camps; UTM Freshman Experience; National Pan-Hellenic Council; Equestrian Club; Gamma Kappa Pi; Kappa Alpha Order; Wildlife Society; Alpha Delta Pi Sorority; Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Austin Peay Hall Association ; Fashion Design Group; Northwest Chapter TTA; Phi Chi Theta Chapter; Shape Club; Undergraduate Alumni Chapter; Visual Arts Society; Baptist Collegiate Ministry; Leaders-in-Residence; and Sport Management Class. We expect that over $20,000 of greenway design work done by engineering students from the class of 2001, including Chris Goodman’s senior engineering project, will count as in-kind donations.
Many students donated time as well. These include Pi Sigma Epsilon Business Fraternity; City-University Committee; Health and Human Performance Students; Marketing students; Alpha Delta Pi Sorority; and Martin Economic Development Corporation student interns from Marketing, Communications, English, and Graphic Design. I apologize if I have overlooked anyone’s contribution.
If anyone would like to contribute to the greenway project, they can send a tax-deductible donation to Jim Clark, Treasurer. For a limited time, each dollar donated to the greenway will be matched with four dollars in grant money.
President, Brian Brown Greenway Foundation