House Speaker Ralston Returning to Campus for Correll Dedication

Brunswick, GA The Hon. David Ralston, 73rd Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, will return to the Coastal Georgia campus as the keynote speaker for the dedication ceremony of The Correll Center for Teacher Education and Learning on Friday, January 25, at 1 p.m.

House Speaker Ralston represents the 7th District, which includes the counties of Fannin, Gilmer and part of Dawson. He served in the Georgia State Senate from 1992 to 1998 when he won the Republican nomination for state Attorney General. He was elected to the House in 2002. A graduate of North Georgia College and State University and the University of Georgia School of Law, Ralston is a staunch supporter of the University System of Georgia.

House Speaker Ralston last visited the Coastal Georgia campus for the groundbreaking of The Correll Center. According to Superior Court Judge and Coaastal Georgia alumnus Roger Lane, who was dean of the Glynn County legislative delegation at the time, Ralston was instrumental in getting the Teacher Education and Learning Center included in the state budget for fiscal year 2012.

Other public officials who are scheduled to attend the dedication include State Senator William Ligon; State Representatives Alex Atwood, Jeff Chapman, Joe Wilkinson, and Larry “Butch” Parrish; Judge Lane; Regent Philip A. Wilheit, Sr.; and Chancellor Henry “Hank” Huckaby.

During the celebration, A.D. “Pete” Correll and his wife, Ada Lee, will be honored for their philanthropic support of the College.

The Correll Center, a 31,885-square-foot-complex with state-of-the-art technology, houses the teacher education degree programs, the Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Writing Center.

Release Date: 1/18/2013
Source: College of Coastal Georgia

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