This item originally appeared in the April 22, 2004 issue of The Tech Talk.
By RINDY METCALF
The Student Government Association has approved a motion to spend $2,600 from its Special Projects Fund to provide more efficient handicap access into Tolliver Hall.
Jennifer Porter, SGA president and a senior marketing major, said after a bid is agreed upon, installation of the new "push button" entrance should begin immediately and will be finished by the beginning of summer.
"This is a perfect example of what we'd like to purchase with the money in the fund," Porter said.
"Since Tolliver Hall has become the new Student Center, this will enable all Tech students to enjoy Tolliver and the atmosphere the building provides."
The new wheelchair-accessible entrance will be located on the Centennial Plaza side of Tolliver Hall.
Damein Delrie, president of the Association for Students with Disabilities and a sophomore computer information systems major, said he was impressed with the support his organization has been getting since it began last February.
"All the support we've been getting has been excellent," Delrie said. "It's a stepping stone and a good way to get the SGA and other organizations involved."
Laura Jones, vice president of the Association for Students with Disabilities and a senior journalism major, said she has been fighting to have handicap-accessible doors on Tolliver Hall since it was built.
"It's nice to have our concerns heard by the SGA," Jones said. "That's what they're there for."