Saturday, March 7, 2009
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Clayton News Daily
From Staff Reports
Clayton State University announced Friday it is renaming two buildings on its main campus in Morrow, and one building in Jonesboro.
CSU's Aviation Training Center, located next to Clayton County's Harold R. Banke Justice Center on Tara Boulevard, will be known as Lucy C. Huie Hall in honor of longtime Jonesboro resident, Lucy C. Huie, a former member of the Clayton State University Foundation board of trustees.
The university's Administration Building will be called Faculty Hall.
Its Technology Building will be known as Clayton Hall, the university said.
The changes took effect Friday.
A naming ceremony is scheduled for Lucy C. Huie Hall on March 26 at 11 a.m.
Huie was a member of Help Our Public Education, an organization formed to fight segregation in the area's schools, the university said.
"Her sense of responsibility to her community still guides her life," said Clayton State Associate Professor of History Kathryn Kemp. "Lucy and [husband] Arthur Huie and the other HOPE supporters may not be equivalent to the great martyrs and famous heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, but the willingness of people like these to lead their communities a step forward was also essential to the progress of the greatest American social movement of the century."
The building to be named Huie Hall is on land donated by Huie, and is currently used to house the university's Division of Continuing Education, according to the university.
The public is invited to attend the naming ceremony, but an RSVP is required by March 23. To RSVP, contact Linda Castleberry at (678) 466-4470.
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