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November 8, 2013

Brighter nights ahead for WC students, fans

College, boosters strive to improve facilities through new outdoor lighting, enlarged training center

Submitted by WEATHERFORD COLLEGE

Like all colleges and universities, Weatherford College prides itself in working to create bright futures for its students.

But now the present is pretty bright as well – literally.

As part of a campus renovation project, lighting around the Weatherford campus – inside and out – has been enhanced. Parking lots that were once mostly dark after the sun went down are now extremely well-illuminated.

“If you’re walking through the interior of our campus, it’s like daylight now even though it’s the middle of the night,” said WC President Dr. Kevin Eaton. “We just wanted to make sure it’s safe for anybody coming to our campus.”

One group especially excited about the outdoor lighting upgrade is the Coyote Basketball Booster Club.

“We have a lot of elderly people who go to the games, and it wasn’t easy to navigate through the darkness,” said Barbara Hummel, booster club president. “Sometimes my husband would help them get to and from their cars.”

Mildred Beard, age 90 and a 1942 WC graduate, is a longtime Coyotes and Lady Coyotes sports fan. She said to count her among the happiest that new lighting is installed.

“It’s wonderful. It sure does help,” said Beard, who is also a member of the booster club. “We needed it a long time ago. Many members of the booster club are ‘over the hill.’ This means there is less of a chance of them falling and hurting themselves.”

As the college has been in renovation mode, the booster club decided to lend a hand in improving the interior of the Betty Jo Crumm Graber Athletic Center. The club contributed $30,000 toward enlarging the training room, the addition of new lockers and flooring in the basketball locker room and the expansion of the ladies’ bathroom.

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