By Bill Oliver
Commerce, TX – It was standing room only on both floors of the Science building atrium for the groundbreaking program of the new Sam Rayburn Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Due to a rare Friday session of the Texas Legislature, TAMU-C President Dr. Keith McFarland was in Austin. Interim Provost Dr. Frank Ashley and Congressman Ralph Hall, who knew Rayburn, were among the speakers.
TAMU-C students voted to increase student center fees to pay for the 25 million dollar, 92,000 square foot facility that is being built across the street from the one year old Science building.