Description: Photograph of the plaque given to charter members of the North Texas State University Century Club in 1974. The rectangular metal plaque is mounted on a white stone slab, and is personalized with the name Gordon R. Carpenter. The Century Club was announced in late 1973, with the official campaign beginning in July 1974. The first member to donated the required $100 would be Dr. Nolen himself, being unexpectedly offered the opportunity by Murphy Martin, Century Club Chairman, in front of 300 attendees at the spring 1974 Alumni Awards Luncheon. Gordon R. Carpenter (North Texas State Teachers College class of 1940) was at the time the President of the Alumni Association and Chairman of the Development Board.
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