Angelo State University will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Mayer-Rousselot Agriculture Education Center at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 3, at the ASU Management, Instruction and Research (MIR) Center, 7945 Grape Creek Road just north of San Angelo.
The $1.07 million, 4,372-square-foot center has been named for the Mayer-Rousselot family whose donation made the facility possible.  Construction was recently completed next to the Food Safety/Product Development Lab at the MIR Center.  The new center provides needed facilities to enhance practical agriculture education and includes an open shop floor area for welding, small engine repair and general mechanical instruction.  The mission of the center is to help meet the state’s growing need for high school agriculture teachers.

Mayer-Rousselot family members contributed more than half of the construction cost.  The contributing family members were Edwin and Billye Mayer with sons Steve and Ernie Mayer; Norm and Doris Rousselot with children Mark, Michelle and Renee; and Richard and Betty Mayer with sons John and Ken Mayer.

In addition to $325,755 in Texas Higher Education Assistance Funds, other organizations and individuals contributing to the project were the Kickapoo Springs Foundation, ASU President’s Circle, Pevehouse Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Stokes, Mrs. Eloise Russell, Porter Henderson Implement Company, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Frost, Dr. and Mrs. Brian May, Livestock Weekly, Dr. Jason Penry and an anonymous donor.

For more information, contact Jamie Akin, ASU executive director of development and alumni relations, at 325-942-2116.