Published: March 09, 2009
AT&T and The University of Tampa unveiled the cover of the new Tampa
Bay area AT&T Real Yellow Pages today, which features a photo of
UT’s historic campus building Plant Hall, which was formerly the Tampa
The landmark building was built in 1891 and today
houses University of Tampa classrooms, faculty and administrative
offices, meeting rooms and the H.B. Plant Museum.
Dan Gura, vice
president of development and university relations, said UT is pleased to
have Plant Hall featured on the cover of the AT&T Real Yellow
“Largely because of Plant Hall, UT is one of the most
memorable and picturesque campuses in the United States. And Plant Hall
is not just a relic. It plays an important role in educating students,”
Ben Prescott, area marketing manager – AT&T
Advertising Solutions, said this year AT&T wanted the directory to
reflect community pride in the University where everyone could see it –
right on the front cover.
"We’ve enjoyed an excellent working
relationship with UT for nearly three years. We’ve worked together to
provide valuable information inside our directories, and now we’re
excited about the opportunity to showcase this historic building on the
cover for everyone to enjoy throughout the year,” Prescott said. “We're
big Spartan fans and glad to enhance what we feel is a tremendous
The cover was unveiled today on the verandah at
Plant Hall. Larry Marfise, UT director of athletics, and various UT
students and student-athletes, were also on hand for the event.
Additionally, Kevin Lange, general manager – AT&T Advertising
Solutions, was in attendance.
More than 1.5 million copies of the
new book are currently being distributed to residences and businesses
in Hillsborough County. The book includes yellow pages featuring area
businesses, business white pages and community information pages. It
also includes a two-page profile of The University of Tampa – including
information about UT academics, athletics and campus life.
Real Yellow Pages directories are recyclable, and the paper used to
print the directories contains 40 percent recycled materials. Outdated
directories can be recycled in curbside recycling or at a local