Cameron University honors Lawton insurance agencies

The office suite for Cameron University's Department of Student Activities in the new McMahon Centennial Complex (MCC) will be named the "Towe, Hester and Erwin Insurance Agency, J. T. Neal Insurance Agency, Smith and Sons Insurance Agency and Ford, Hines, Klein and Watson Insurance Agency Student Activities Staff Office Suite," Cameron University President Cindy Ross announced today following approval by The University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University Board of Regents. The naming of the suite comes in recognition of the four agencies' major gift to CU's Centennial Changing Lives Campaign and continuing generosity toward Cameron University.

 "Towe, Hester and Erwin Insurance Agency, J. T. Neal Insurance Agency, Smith and Sons Insurance Agency and Ford, Hines, Klein and Watson Insurance Agency are all longstanding Lawton businesses with exemplary records of assisting the Lawton community and Cameron University," Ross explains. "In addition to a gift of $50,000 to the Changing Lives Campaign, these agencies, the heart of the Lawton Independent Insurance Agencies Association, also funded the first endowed chair at Cameron University, thereby setting a standard for the creation of other chairs and endowed faculty positions. Cameron is pleased to recognize the continuing leadership and generosity of these four participating agencies with this naming opportunity."

The Towe, Hester and Erwin Insurance Agency, J. T. Neal Insurance Agency, Smith and Sons Insurance Agency and Ford, Hines, Klein and Watson Insurance Agency Student Activities Staff Office Suite will be located on the second floor of the MCC, providing office space for the Student Activities staff. Conveniently located near the American Electric Power Foundation Student Organizations Suite, these offices will provide a much needed centralized location to coordinate student activities on campus.

###

May 15, 2009

PR#09-140