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UT's Plant Hall Featured on Cover of AT&T Yellow Pages

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 Bay Hotel.

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 Pages.

“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,” Gura said.

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 relationship.”

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.

AT&T 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 Outdated directories can be recycled in curbside recycling or at a local recycling center.