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Larry A. Shehadey Tower

Larry A. Shehadey Tower

Fresno businessman Larry Shehadey donated $3 million to Save Mart Center — the largest gift an individual made to the building project. To honor this generous donation, Save Mart Center’s eight-story, 93-foot clock tower is named The Larry A. Shehadey Clock Tower and the lobby at the southeast entrance is named after Shehadey’s late wife, Elayne. Shehadey is patriarch of Producers Dairy Foods, a well-known and respected Fresno-based business. The donation, however, came from Shehadey himself.

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The Bulldog Walkway

The Bulldog Walkway

A new, permanent, on-campus tribute to Fresno State alumni, graduates, and friends — was dedicated on the north side of Save Mart Center at Fresno State with the first three tiles honoring Col. Rick Husband, Lt. Cmdr. Otis Vincent Tolbert, and Todd Beamer. Expected to eventually extend throughout the campus, the walkway will consist of personalized tiles and bricks that will leave a lasting impression on those who hold Fresno State near and dear to their hearts.

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Bronze Bulldog

Bronze Bulldog

Bulldog fans can enjoy the biggest Bulldog around by visiting Save Mart Center’s southeast Shehadey Lobby. Created by EMI, Inc., this massive bronze bulldog statue stands 10-feet high, is 7-feet wide, 9-feet long, and tips the scales at 4,200 pounds.

The following is engraved on the plaque mounted to the statue’s stand:

“This is our mascot and he ain’t no hound. He’s an English bull and weighs lots of pounds. He’s got two rows of teeth and a terrible frown. Hey, nobody’s kicking our dog around!!!”

Nine time capsules were placed in the base of this massive statue early in 2004. The items within the time capsules represent all aspects of Fresno State, including the Bulldog Foundation, administration, alumni, students, and athletics. The time capsules will be opened in the year 2054.