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17 October 2005

Trustees Announce the Haywood-Daugette Bell Tower

Jacksonville State University's board of trustees named a future campus landmark as The Haywood-Daugette Bell Tower in honor of generous alumni who are pledging support for the project. Please see related stories at and .

Gadsden executive Clarence W. Daugette, III, JSU class of 1974, pledged $500,000 in support of the tower, joining Mrs. Miriam Haywood and her late husband, James, who provided for the structure in their wills. Mr. Daugette's total pledge of $1 million also includes $250,000 to establish the Clarence W. Daugette, III, Endowed Professorship in Finance in JSU's College of Commerce and Business Administration and $250,000 to fully fund the C.W. Daugette Jr. scholarship program, which is housed with the International Endowment Foundation, Inc.
Trustees also adopted a resolution in honor of the late sportswriter Hal Hayes.  The conference room in JSU's new Kennamer Hall was named by trustees as the Robert "Hal" Hayes Conference Room. Hayes, an award-winning sportswriter, graduated from Jacksonville State University in 1962. Hayes worked as a sports writer for several newspapers in Georgia and Alabama. During his eight years with The Atlanta Constitution, he won six Associated Press awards. In 1969, Hayes was named Georgia Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame.  Hayes spent five years doing public relations for the Atlanta Falcons and three years promoting the Birmingham Stallions, then focused his talents on writing nonfiction books.

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