The final piece of the Centennial celebration is now in place. “Ascension,” a 52-foot tall, 7,000 pound sculpture, was commissioned to both commemorate the past and inspire future students.

According to artist Hoss Haley, the sculpture’s height and stepped composition “convey the concept of ascension. The random shaped blocks suggest that growth is not entirely linear, but has many turns and diversions. As long as one continues to grow, to persevere, to add experiences, there is no limit to what a person or an institution can achieve.”

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