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UA Little Rock College’s Auditorium Named For Thomas Schueck

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named the auditorium of its Donaghey College of Engineering & Information Technology in honor of Thomas Schueck, founder and chairman of steel company Lexicon Inc. of Little Rock.

A dedication ceremony to officially rename the auditorium the Schueck McCarty Lexicon Inc. Auditorium and unveil new signage was held on Sept. 11.

Schueck donated $1 million to the college in 2008. Over the past decade, his original gift has grown to more than $1.5 million, and those funds have been spent on technology that allows students to access learning applications 24-7.

The EIT student lab features whiteboards, dozens of computers and laptop space. The university said more than 1,200 students each year benefit from access to the lab’s technology applications and computer licensed programs.

Schueck, a Saint Louis native, graduated with a civil engineering degree from Washington University in 1965.

He and his wife moved to Little Rock and founded Schueck Steel Products, which quickly grew and is now under the umbrella of Lexicon Inc., which has four divisions.

Lexicon’s construction division (formerly known as Schueck Steel) specializes in structural steel erection, mechanical equipment installation, construction management and plant maintenance. Prospect Steel specializes in structural steel fabrication and erection. Custom Metals specializes in plate and sheet metal fabrication, installation and maintenance. Heritage Links specializes in golf course construction.

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