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Wesleyan enhancements will bring life to east Fort Worth

THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Texas Wesleyan University to add a $20.25 million university center.
Texas Wesleyan University to add a $20.25 million university center. Star-Telegram archives

The historic Texas Wesleyan University doesn’t want to be left in the past.

After dusting off a football program untouched for 75 years, the small school will get a new $20.25 million student center.

The Nick & Lou Martin University Center will have a welcome center, a food court, convenience store, bookstore, ballroom and most important, places for students and student organizations to meet and study.

Having a hub like this can build school pride, increase outreach for important campus topics and give commuter students a place to cool their heels between classes.

It’s the biggest capital project for Wesleyan in over a century.

And anytime someone wants to invest $20 million in east Fort Worth, it’s great.

The center and other campus upgrades, all laid out in an ambitious strategy plan, will boost prospective students’ awareness of Wesleyan and bring more attention to its smart Rosedale Renaissance project.

East Fort Worth needs the love, and Wesleyan’s enhancements and increased enrollment are a good way to continue revitalizing that area.

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