We wanted to let our students, alumni, faculty and staff know that Mary Lou Fultonpassed away on Thursday, Oct. 1. She and her husband, Ira, were extremely generous donors to BYU and to TMA particularly. In 2004, the Fultons established the five million dollar Mary Lou Fulton Chair in Theatre and Media Arts. The chair has funded hundreds of student projects and scholarships, provided support for outside artists and guests, and supported faculty in numerous ways. As a gesture of love and appreciation, and in recognition of Mary Lou’s love of birds, we would like to invite students, alumni, faculty, and staff members who have been touched by the Fulton’s generosity to write short notes to them on origami paper. Then our front desk secretaries will fold the papers into cranes. TMA will be providing oragami paper at the TMA front desk. Just stop by, write a note and sign your name, and we will take care of the rest. Or, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your message and the front desk will put your note on an origami crane.
The papers will be available Monday – Thursday, Oct. 5-8, in D-581 HFAC. We invite everyone and anyone who would like to send positive messages to the Fultons to participate. We are so grateful to the Fultons and the legacy of creative scholarship they have provided for our department.