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Son Honors Father at JSU Stadium Club

 Danny and Ro Bryant, Ruby Rose, Heather, Mark and Samuel Royce Saltzman.

Danny and Ro Bryant, Ruby Rose, Heather, Mark and Samuel Royce Saltzman.

Through a generous gift of $100,000 by Danny and Ro Bryant, the fifth floor entrance of Stadium Tower has been named the Samuel Royce "Mutt" Bryant Lobby in memory of Danny's father.

Born in 1918, Mutt Bryant finished sixth grade at Ohatchee before he was put behind a mule and given a field to plow. He served in the Army in World War II as an infantryman and was posted to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Tokyo. After the war, he used his GI benefits to become an electrician. He worked in various foundries and retired from the Anniston Army Depot.

Mutt and his wife, Margie Chastain, raised three sons: Ronald, Danny and Dennis. It was Mutt's goal for his sons to attain a college degree. He told them, "Get an education, sons. They can't take it away from you." They followed their father's advice. Ronald attended Freed-Hardeman University and served as a Church of Christ minister for 52 years. Danny received a bachelor's degree in business in 1969 from JSU, where he was a founding member of Delta Chi. He spent his career in the oil business. Dennis graduated from JSU in 1976, earned an MBA from Syracuse University and had a distinguished military career.

Now, when visitors enter the lobby of the stadium's Club Level, the legacy of a father who championed his sons' higher education will be an inspiration to all.

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