Summer 2016 Issue


What's in a (new) name?

Jennifer Page Wall

In April, the Board of Visitors approved changing the name of the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre to The Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka. Martha Wren Briggs ’55 has contributed to two university fundraising campaigns, including the For the Bold campaign, to help meet the needs and upkeep of the amphitheatre. Her gifts have provided the necessary funds to restore the stage, dressing rooms, sound and lighting systems, seats and entrance area, as well as ensuring the facility is accessible to those with disabilities. The amphitheatre has been a popular venue featuring musical performances, shows, wedding ceremonies and other special events for more than 70 years.