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House Speaker Invited to College Dedication; Ralston Praised for Funds for New Teacher Education Site

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

House Speaker Invited to College Dedication; Ralston Praised for Funds for New Teacher Education Site

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Byline: Terry Dickson

BRUNSWICK | About 13 months ago, Georgia House Speaker David Ralston hefted a shovelful of soil for the ground-breaking for a new signature academic building at the College of Coastal Georgia.

He'll be back Friday for the 1 p.m. dedication of the Correll Center for Teacher Education and Learning.

Superior Court Judge Roger B. Lane, who was still a Georgia House member at the time of the ground-breaking, praised Ralston for getting the funding for the building in the budget for the 2012 fiscal year. At the dedication, A.D. "Pete" Correll and his wife, Ada Lee, for whom the building is named, will be honored for their philanthropic support of the college.

The 31,885-square-foot building was opened for classes when students returned Monday to begin the spring semester. The building houses teacher education degree programs, the Center for Service-Learning and Community Engagement and the new Writing Center.

The public will also get to view "Unlock," a new sculpture by artist Jim Jones on display in the lobby. The 3,100-pound sculpture of stacked concrete books, a lock and two bronze keys is Jones' first large-scale public installation. …

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