WT Receives $1.5M Gift Benefitting 72-Year-Old Campus Band

West Texas A&M University announced that it has contributed a $1.5 million gift from the High Plains Christian Ministries Foundation to its One West Campaign to renovate the Joseph A. Hill Memorial Chapel.

The gift was announced during Wednesday morning’s press conference for the renovation and renovation of the 72-year-old chapel, with $400,000 to establish a foundation for ongoing maintenance. The exterior and interior renovation of the premises will begin in the summer of 2023.

Exterior renovations include the addition of American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible entrances, an outdoor wedding patio area, paving of sidewalks around the chapel, an outdoor flower bed on the “bridal side” of the chapel, and LED lighting. Renovations inside the chapel include remodeling of the “Bride” and “Groom” rooms on either side of the building, new flooring, and other cosmetic improvements.

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