Cupcakes and music on the Colonnade will herald the party celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center Sept. 20.
The informal, student-focused event will begin at 2 p.m. In addition to an exhibit of architect’s drawings and construction photos, there will be the launch of a “visual story” contest for students to use photo, video or drawing to share how they see the MLC. The winners and some of the other submissions will be displayed in the spring. Submission information and contest details are at https://mlc.uga.edu/about/15th.
A Steve Penley portrait of Zell Miller will be installed at the MLC as part of the observance. The portrait is from the collections of the UGA Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
A UGA alumnus, Miller served as Georgia lieutenant governor from 1975 to 1991, Georgia governor from 1991 to 1999 and as U.S. senator from 2000 to 2005. As governor, Miller was a staunch promoter of public education and helped found the HOPE Scholarship, which has benefited millions of students across the state and beyond.
A partnership of the UGA Libraries, EITS and the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Miller Learning Center opened as the Student Learning Center. It combined classrooms, learning commons, technology lending and computing space. With more than 200,000 square feet, the MLC is dedicated to supporting the various ways that students learn.