Celebrating a leader: Gary Thomas Memorial Garden

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On November 24, 2009

During his tenure as Missouri S&T’s eighth chancellor, Dr. Gary Thomas led the campus to significant growth in student enrollment. An avid gardener, he also improved the campus’s curb appeal, ensuring that the beauty of the Ozarks was reflected in the campus landscaping.


During Homecoming this fall, faculty, staff, students and community members joined returning alumni and Dr. Thomas’ family (pictured below) to honor him with the dedication of the Gary Thomas Memorial Garden. The garden, located at the northwest end of Toomey Hall, east of the Havener Center, was commissioned by the Missouri S&T Board of Trustees and funded primarily by gifts from the trustees, Kate Thomas, daughter of Dr. Thomas, and the S&T mechanical and aerospace engineering department, as well as other donors.

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On November 24, 2009. Posted in News, Winter 2009

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