College to Build Signature Entrance Honoring the Founders of the College

Founders Gate

Brunswick, GA During today’s meeting in Athens, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the naming of the Founders Gate, the first-ever signature entrance to the College of Coastal Georgia, and the James A. Bishop Arch in honor of Regent James A. Bishop. The groundbreaking for the entrance will be held on Friday, December 14, at 2 p.m.

The entrance will be located on Altama Avenue - between the new Correll Center for Teacher Education and Learning and the College Place United Methodist Church - at the newly-designed intersection with the new Brunswick High School. Founders Gate will be the first point of reference for people coming to the campus.

The original founding date of the College, 1961, will be noted on the right gate wall, along with the 2008 date, which signifies the College’s transformation to a four-year baccalaureate college. The wall will stand as a tribute to the many families and community leaders who helped establish this institution of higher education. On the left gate wall, near the entrance arch, will be a carving and plaque honoring Regent James A. Bishop for his leadership in “founding” the modern day College of Coastal Georgia.

“With the walkway entrance known as the James A. Bishop Arch, this entrance will become one of the most recognized features on campus,” College President Valerie A. Hepburn said. “This will be a lasting and significant tribute to Regent Bishop. Designed in the coastal Mediterranean style of the College’s Master Plan, which Regent Bishop helped to develop, the campus entrance will honor his unparalleled contributions. The strong visual statement not only welcomes people to our campus, but also symbolizes our linkage to the Glynn County School System, the City of Brunswick, and the Altama Corridor.”
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Release Date: 10/10/2012
Source: College of Coastal Georgia

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