Legislators Help Ozarks Receive Stimulus Funds

Release Date: 9/30/2009

University of the Ozarks President Dr. Rick Niece (right) recently thanked Arkansas State Legislators (from left) Rep. George Overbey and Rep. John Paul Wells for helping the university secure $253,429 in federal stimulus money from the State Fiscal Stabilization Funds, authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.


The University will use the money for energy-efficiency modernization of a chemistry lab and to install energy-efficient windows in the Smith-Broyles Science Building. Rep. Overbey, of Lamar, represents District 69 and Rep. Wells, a 1978 graduate of U of O from Paris, represents District 84.