Wellington statue to be installed June 3

Clarissa Posner, Staff Reporter

The Wellington Wildcat statue should be installed at Central on June 3. The bronze-coated statue will be located on the SURC east patio, the building’s busiest entrance.

The statue cost a total of $73,826.

Many universities have a statue of their school mascot on campus. These statues can be a monumental symbol of the university and become an iconic campus landmark.

“The statue will be there for years to come. It will be a symbol of the university. It’s also located in a place where many students will get to walk by every day,” Chandler St. Louis, senior public relations major and project board member said.

Rob Lane, vice president of student life and facilities, has been extremely involved in getting this project moving, and is excited to see the positive results of having a Wellington statue.

Matthew Gray Palmer, a renowned sculptor, who has done various projects for the National Park Service, is creating the sculpture.

The base of the statue will be constructed by Central.

Current Central students and alumni will be able to bring their families and friends to see the Wellington statue once it’s installed. Some students think this will increase Central’s school spirit.

Overall, students seem to be excited about the new addition on campus.

“I think the statue will bring more school spirit to CWU,” Desiree Mix, junior sociology major, said.