JBU’s Health Complex Renovation Project Receives Grant from La-Z-Boy

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JBU representatives (from left to right) Jim Krall, vice president of advancement, April Moreton, senior director of development, Steve Onnen, director of JBU Scholarship Fund and Donor Relations and (far right) Robyn Daugherty, athletic director, receive the $75,000 gift from (far right) Kevin Harmon, La-Z-Boy general manager, and La-Z-Boy employees on Monday in the Walton Lifetime Health Complex.

SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. (Sept. 21, 2016) – John Brown University will receive a $75,000 gift from La-Z-Boy toward the university’s renovation of the Walton Lifetime Health Complex. This gift is part of the $5 million renovation goal.

“JBU is immensely grateful to the La-Z-Boy Foundation and the employees of La-Z-Boy for their generosity in helping to breathe new life into the complex,” April Moreton, senior director of development, said. “La-Z-Boy supports projects with long-lasting impact within the community. This gift will benefit not only the JBU family and Siloam Springs, but also La-Z-Boy employees who are committed to health and wellness through their Live Life Well initiatives.

The renovation, which will be completed before the end of 2016, includes a new entrance on the north side for easier community access, expanded fitness areas with new equipment, updated HVAC system, new locker rooms and refurbished pool mechanical systems with new decking.

“With the facility revamp, we hope to add new recreational programs,” Robyn Daugherty, athletic director, said. “The improved facility will provide a welcoming environment for members interested in swimming, fitness programs, summer camps and more.”

The La-Z-Boy gift is a part of the university’s $125 million Campaign for the Next Century. JBU has currently raised more than $95.5 million toward the $125 million goal and plans to complete the campaign on JBU’s centennial in 2019.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2017), JBU enrolls more than 2,600 students from 40 states and 37 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 39 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.

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