Augustana College Dedicates New Campus Clock
A gift from a couple in Colorado will honor a long-time professor at Augustana College. Monday morning a large clock was dedicated in front of the Tredway Library in memory of Professor Chad Meyer.
He graduated from the college in 1951, and taught at Augustana from 1953 to 1990.
President Steve Bahls says the tall, four-sided clock really dresses up the heart of campus.
"We wanted something that looked classic, that looked like it was dripping with tradition. So if you imagine a Main Street clock in New England, it looks like that Main Street clock."
The clock is a gift from Keith and Eileen Carpenter - Chad Meyer was Eileen Carpenter's uncle.
Meyer taught speech, debate, persuasion, and theater arts at the college, and produced a weekly program for WHBF-tv called "Augustana Presents" that featured departments and activities on campus. The program ran for 35 years.
The Chad Meyer Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior majoring in speech communication.