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2010-11 a-state women’s basketball The Arkansas State University Athletic Department announced the largest single donation in its history, a $400,000 gift from Charles Luter that is being used to enhance the athletic academic facility, at a press conference held at the newly named Charles F. Luter Family Academic Success Center in September of 2008. “We are proud to announce the largest gift in the history of ASU Athletics of $400,000, and we are also proud to announce the renaming of this facility to the Charles F. Luter Family Academic Success Center,” said ASU Director of Athletics Dr. Dean Lee at the press conference. “We have the great opportunity to announce the completion of what we call the third phase of our performance enhancement complex. We previously had the Boe and Myrna Adams Strength and Conditioning Center, the Tim and Terri Langford Sports Medicine Center and now a vital and very important part of what we call the Academic Success Center. “That is a very appropriate name for what we do here, because we have had a tremendous amount of academic success,” Lee added. “We work extremely hard to build a culture where our student-athletes want to succeed not only in competition, but in the classroom, and they have done that.” The long list of ASU’s most recent academic achievements includes the latest graduation success rate set at 75.0 percent. Additionally, the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll had a total of more than 300 representatives during the 2009-10 academic year. “I was very enthusiastic about making this contribution to ASU with the academic success that it has had,” said Luter. “I hope this contribution will add to the continued academic success and build on that academic success. I hope when we enhance this facility, it’s going to add to the entire University and the sports complex out here. Ultimately, what we have to think about is the student body as a whole and the student-athletes and how hard they work to be successful.” The 3,000 square-foot Charles F. Luter Family Academic Success Center serves as a foundation for structure, discipline and organization for the education of all ASU student-athletes. The facility, coupled with innovative programs and equipment, currently houses the academic support staff, tutors, computer labs, a resource room, study areas, tutorial rooms, small group study centers, a large conference room, the compliance office and spring sports coaching offices. The renovation project will include a new foyer that will serve as a reception area for guests and recruits as they enter the facility, a new front that will create a stronger image, new computers, new tutorial rooms and restructuring of the computer lab. Some additions will assist in strengthening a culture of academic success through a stronger presence and recognition of Red Wolves student-athletes. A special wall and display area will be added for those student-athletes that make the honor roll. Also, those student-athletes that graduate will have their pictures displayed throughout the year until the next group of graduating seniors come in. Another phase of the renovation is a “Wall of Honor” that will recognize special student-athletes that have come to Arkansas State and excelled in their business, in their profession or in their community. The new facility will display a special plaque in honor of Charles and Kay Luter as well.
2010-11 asu women’s basketball reference guide