Take a seat next to McMaster’s founder and namesake


A bronze sculpture of University namesake and founder Senator William McMaster was unveiled in front of University Hall Wednesday.

The McMaster Alumni Association unveiled a sculpture of Senator William McMaster outside University Hall Wednesday.

The life-sized sculpture of the University’s namesake was a gift from the Association to the University in recognition of its 125th anniversary in 2012.

The event also celebrated the class of 1964, who supported the planting of a garden near the same site to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

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“Both the garden and the sculpture will serve as lasting tributes to the University, the man that made the institution possible and the people who call it home,” says Karen McQuigge, director of Alumni Advancement.

After unveiling the sculpture, positioned on a special platform on the west side of University Hall, the campus community was encouraged to take photos of – and with – the Senator, who is seated on a bench.

“Senator McMaster’s role in establishing this institution was so important, but it’s a story that’s not always told,” says McQuigge. “We hope this sculpture will serve as a constant reminder of his philanthropic support, and the impact such support has on the institution even today.”

The community is invited to take photos with the sculpture and post them to social media accounts with the hashtage #SelfieWithTheSenator.

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