Austin College athletes lost one of their most devoted fans when longtime faculty member Dr. Jack Pierce died suddenly last fall. He attended hundreds of home athletic events over his nearly 50 years with the College, supporting men and women athletes of every sport.
Memorializing him in an athletic venue therefore seems most appropriate. (He previously has been honored for his teaching career in biology and work in health sciences advising.) A major gift from his family has initiated the installation of lights on the soccer fields, now named as the Dr. Jack Pierce Memorial Soccer Complex.
Other significant donors toward the project include Bob and Lee Dean Ardell ’74, Tom Hall ’78, Ann Ross ’66, and Oscar and Anna Laura Page. For information about additional gifts needed for completion of the venue, contact Athletic Director David Norman ’83 at 903.813.2401.