Arkansas Tech University
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Arkansas Tech in Russelville is building a student union

July 3, 2024
The $33.9 million project is expected to be completed in 2026.

Arkansas Tech University is ready to begin construction of Ferguson Student Union on its Russellville campus.

University trustees accepted a final price of $33,946,865 from Kinco Constructors for building the facility. That figure includes the cost of demolishing the Administration Building and Tomlinson Hall, constructing Ferguson Student Union and parking lot development on the south side of the new building.

The 68,000-square foot student union will have student meeting spaces, lounge spaces, fast casual dining, an esports gaming lab, basketball courts, and workout areas for cardiovascular and strength fitness training.

It is anticipated that the facility will open in 2026.

Ferguson Student Union is named for Jimmy Ferguson, his wife Cindi and their family. Mr. Ferguson served on the Arkansas Tech staff from 1975 to 1994, advancing to the rank of assistant vice president and dean of students.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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