The University of Georgia College of Education will continue the celebration of its 100th birthday with a Centennial Terrace Dedication on Friday, Sept. 5 that includes an appearance by UGA’s new bulldog mascot, Uga VII.
The new Centennial Terrace, located on the steps in front of Aderhold Hall on Carlton Street, features 428 brick pavers personalized with inscriptions from faculty, alumni, staff and friends of the college.
Uga VII, who will make his debut in Georgia’s football opener against Georgia Southern at Sanford Stadium on Aug. 30, will appear at Aderhold Hall from 2-2:20 p.m. on Sept. 5.
Other highlights of the 2-4 p.m. event will include an invocation by Mary Frances Early, a COE alumna and UGA’s first African-American graduate; and remarks by Dean Arthur M. (Andy) Horne. Ice cream, cookies and lemonade will be served and COE Centennial memorabilia will be on sale at the event.
The dedication is expected to draw faculty, staff, students, retired faculty and friends of the college, many of whom purchased a brick or made a contribution to the Centennial Scholarship Fund. All proceeds from paver sales go to the Centennial Scholarship Endowment.
The college kicked off its centennial with a June 13 luncheon that drew nearly 700 people to the Classic Center in downtown Athens-100 years to the day that the college was founded in 1908.
For more information on the COE Centennial, see www.coe.uga.edu/centennial/index.html.