On Oct. 27, A.T. Still University (ATSU) celebrated Founder’s Day on its Mesa campus. Approximately 550 people attended the event, including ATSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as their families. The university, which was founded in Missouri in 1892, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. The Mesa campus opened its doors in 2001.
Festivities included bounce houses, music, and a Halloween costume contest for kids. ATSU Student Life provided dinner from Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Mesa Councilmember Jeremy Whittaker and Vice Mayor David Luna presented a proclamation by the city of Mesa declaring Oct. 27, 2017 to be “A.T. Still University Day.”
Mykel Estes, MEd, ATSU’s director of Student Life, served as chair of the planning committee. “It’s great because it allows our students, employees, and their families to come together outside the walls of our classrooms, clinics, or labs,” he said. “It really was a fun-filled, spirited event.”