The new gateway will be dedicated to the man who used to be known as the Big Cookie.
The new gateway will be dedicated to the man who used to be known as the Big Cookie.

In fact, the new campus entrance – the Wabash Gateway Project – will be officially dedicated on Friday, at 4:30 p.m.

Work began in June on the gateway with the goal of providing visitors with a clearer sense of arriving on campus, improving existing foot-traffic pathways, and to more closely link the College and the Crawfordsville community.

To further that link, matching street lighting will be installed along the edges of the Fuller Arboretum on the west side of Grant Avenue. This lighting will run parallel to the Downtown Loop Trail, a paved, landscaped, and lighted 10-foot-wide pedestrian and bike path connecting the College to the downtown. That work is scheduled to be completed in early winter.

The Wabash Gateway Project has been generously funded by several members of the Wabash Board of Trustees, and will be dedicated in honor of Remington A. Johnston III ’55.