The work continues


Bloomer VHOHWhile construction equipment has moved off-site and Emporia State makes itself home in a renovated Memorial Union, fund-raising work continues to support the project. The Foundation has a goal to raise an additional $1.7 million in gifts to name a number of special locations throughout the building.

The most lucrative of them—from a tax standpoint, at least—are selected room naming opportunities that will generate a 50 percent Kansas income tax credit for donations received by the end of December, 2012.

“Put simply, every dollar you contribute results in a 50-cent reduction in your state tax bill,” explained Tim Wright, a certified public accountant with Pool & Wright, Chartered, Emporia.

The tax credit allocation will be applied to several areas of the Memorial Union, including the Admissions office and reception atrium, the Office of International Education and the Career Services office. Donors may designate their contributions to name specific spaces in those areas, such as offices or conference rooms.

For more information about tax credit-eligible space in the Memorial Union, or to make a gift to the renovation effort, contact the ESU Foundation at 620-341-5440.

Gifts from numerous donors have already made it possible to name several Memorial Union office and conference spaces:



D. Eugene Enos Counselor’s Office

Phyllis A. Enos Counselor’s Office

Dr. Deanna J. Hawes Counselors’ Suite

Dr. Harry and Sharon Stephens Counselor’s Office

Betty L. Wright Counselor’s Office

Richard W. Wright Counselor’s Office

Career Services

Career Services Counselor’s Office


Dr. Ronald H. and Dr. Patricia A. Fredrickson Director’s Office

Leon K. and Judy Hannebaum Interview Room

South Central Alumni Chapter Assistant Director’s Office

South Central Alumni Chapter Conference Room

International Education

Dr. Scott Waters International Office of Business



Louise Porter Director’s Office

Louise Porter Administrator’s Office

Judy Sherrer Conference Room

Center for Student Involvement

CSI Manager’s Office (Anonymous)

LEAD Coordinator’s Office


John and Dorothy Blaufuss CSI Director’s Office

Loewen Manning Hartsook ASG Presidential Suite

Roger W. Heineken Greek Life Director’s Office

Dr. Monte and Lynda Miller UAC President’s Office

Antonio (Tony) and Carmen Tabares ASG Vice President’s Office



Bloomer Veterans Hall of Honor

Blue Key Leadership Conference Room

Roe R. Cross Distinguished Professors’ Room

Donald S. & Linda E. Miller Room

Preston Family Room

Xi Phi Room



Lynette (Dyson) Murphy ‘89 and Daniel Murphy ‘90 Yearbook Office