(Seguin) -- TLU this summer is undergoing a $1 million upgrade. That's according to Dr. Stuart Dorsey, the president of Texas Lutheran University. Dr. Dorsey says the university allocated the million dollars in hopes of improving a number of areas throughout the campus.
"We're doing a lot of upgrades to the campus this year. We allocated about a million dollars for summer projects. We're doing things like upgrading carpets and furniture and residence halls and parking lots, our fitness center, more lights on campus. I think our students are going to appreciate that. I know they're going to appreciate that. The campus is going to be considerably better lit when they come back. We resurfaced tennis courts. We'll also have an announcement about fine arts projects coming up this fall as well," said Dorsey.
Perhaps the largest project was the installation of lights at its soccer complex, Gustafson Field. Dr. Dorsey says the new project, coming a year after the construction of TLU's Bulldog Stadium for football and track and field and Ed Kruse Stadium for TLU Softball, is made possible by a generous contribution from TLU soccer alum Mat Gorman.
Gorman played for the Bulldogs during the 2002 and 2003 seasons and competed alongside current TLU Head Men's Soccer Coach Eddie Salazar during the 2002 campaign. Gorman owns and operates Nova Recovery Center, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center outside of Austin.
"If you'll notice, the soccer field now has lights and we're putting up fencing as well. So our soccer field now will be able to have competition practices at night. That's about a $300,000 project that is being funded by one of our former students. It's really going to upgrade the soccer facility considerably. I'm pretty excited about that. It looks good too," said Dorsey.
Dr. Dorsey says the brand new lights will now allow the Bulldogs to play night games at home during the 2015 men's and women's soccer seasons.