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Carved in Stone

November 4, 2014

A new moniker graces the arched entrances of the Haslam Business Building just a few weeks after the historic announcement that the UT College of Business Administration will henceforth be known as the Haslam College of Business.

Steve Mangum, dean and Stokley Leadership Chair, says the college is eager to embrace its new name. “The Haslams have been outstanding supporters of our mission,” says Mangum. “Bearing the name of the family’s patriarch, James A Haslam II, distinguishes us on a grand scale and conveys our dedication to the strong core values and dedication to the greater good that have characterized Mr. Haslam’s life.”

For three days over fall break, workers from Lee Heights Monument in Lenoir City, Tenn., sandblasted the stone archways facing Volunteer Boulevard and the pedestrian bridge. The process uses 100 pounds of pressure per square inch to carve the letters out of limestone inside a rubber stencil.

Lee Heights Monument is a fourth generation company that has worked on several campus projects, including the torch emblem on the pedestrian bridge and a monument outside the new Tickle Engineering Building.

Click here to see photographs of the Haslam College of Business with its new name.