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UTM CHANDELIER FINDS NEW HOME

UTM CHANDELIER FINDS NEW HOME

Posted: Friday, August 3, 2012 5:00 pm

UTM CHANDELIER FINDS NEW HOME | UTM CHANDELIER FINDS NEW HOME
UTM CHANDELIER FINDS NEW HOME – A reception was held July 13 in UT Martin’s Paul Meek Library to honor the Russell Duncan family and unveil a refurbished chandelier formerly located in the Boling University Center’s Russell Duncan Ballroom. Duncan was university center director from 1946-78, and the ballroom was named in Duncan’s honor following his retirement. Two chandeliers were donated by the Duncan family and hung in the ballroom until the space was remodeled in 2011, at which time the chandeliers were removed. The two chandeliers were combined into one fixture now featured in the library and visible from the university’s quadrangle. The chandelier’s new location honors the professional and personal relationship of the late Chancellor Paul Meek and Russell Duncan during the university’s formative years. Meek family members joined the Duncan siblings for the event. Attending the reception were (from left) Ann Duncan Hall of Martin; Dr. Tom Duncan of Nashville; David Duncan of Dyersburg; and Jenny Duncan Landrum of Martin; the four children of Russell and Martha Anne Duncan. Meek family members attending were Marilyn Hammond of Kingsport; Suzanne Powers of Obion County; Jenna Wright of Martin; and Dr. Anne Meek of Norfolk, Va., the daughter of Paul and Martha Meek. Published in The WCP 8.2.12

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