From left: Dr. Adrianna Lancaster, Dean of Linscheid Library and Distance Education; Tommy Wayne Quaid Jr.; ECU President John Hargrave; Phyllis Danley, Executive Director of ECU Foundation
Come check out our improved student lounge, open during all library hours!
Through a generous donation from Tommy Wayne Quaid Jr. (ECU alumni ’88) and a matching gift from his employer (HP Global Solutions), the library was able to purchase new window shades, rugs, and furniture for the second floor student lounge. Students and staff can now enjoy leather couches, chairs, and love seats as well as two tables. The room also includes snack and beverage machines, access to the wireless network, and beautiful plants (provided and cared for by ECU’s Physical Plant).
The lounge is named in honor of Mr. Quaid’s father, Tommy Wayne Quaid Sr. (ECU alumni ‘61).Tommy Sr. transferred to ECU from Murray State College, played basketball here at ECU, and graduated with Biology and Chemistry degrees. The lounge includes a beautiful plaque naming the lounge in honor of Quaid Sr. The library hosted a reception to honor the Quaid family and their contribution to ECU on October 26th, 2012.