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Founders Memorial Garden courtyard to be named for late CED professor

A brick courtyard in the Founders Memorial Garden will officially be named for the late Robert J. Hill, a professor of landscape architecture in the College of Environment and Design for 30 years. The naming ceremony will take place April 16 at 6:30 p.m.

For 20 years, Hill was director of the Founders Memorial Garden, where the courtyard is located. He worked tirelessly to renovate and preserve the North Campus site, a relaxed outdoor setting for teaching, studying and social functions.

Hill was an authority on regional plants and a lifelong member of the university community, earning both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UGA.

Over the course of his career, he received an award for excellence from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, served as president of the Georgia chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and held numerous other distinguished positions and honors. He died in 2007 at age 73.