College to Dedicate Founders Gate and the Regent James A. Bishop Arch

Brunswick, GA The new signature entrance to the campus of Coastal Georgia will be dedicated in a public ceremony Monday, May 20 at 11:30 a.m. Founders Gate stands as a tribute to the many families and community leaders who helped to establish the original institution for higher education in 1961. The Regent James A. Bishop Arch celebrates the College’s transformation to a four-year baccalaureate school in 2008 and honors Bishop for his leadership in “founding” the modern-day College of Coastal Georgia.

Founders Gate and the Regent James A. Bishop Arch is located on Altama Avenue, across from the new Brunswick High School, between The Correll Center and College Place United Methodist Church.

Regent Donald M. Leebern, Jr. and Regent Richard Tucker, former chairs of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, will participate in the dedication. Regent Richard Tucker recently served as chair of the College of Coastal Georgia Regents Presidential Search Committee. Foundation trustees William Stembler and Rees Sumerford, Joel Willis of the Archway Partnership, Brunswick Mayor Bryan Thompson and Glynn County School System Superintendent Howard Mann will also join College President Valerie A. Hepburn on the speakers’ platform.

Founders Gate and the Regent James A. Bishop Arch were made possible through the generosity of The Anschutz Foundation, James Blanchard, The Broadfield Foundation, Regent Leebern, Hugh P. Nunnally, James Stahl and William Stembler.

Lunch in the Mariners Galley of the Campus Center will immediately follow the ceremony.

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Release Date: 5/6/2013
Source: College of Coastal Georgia

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