Georgia State University, the premier institute of higher learning in the Southeastern U.S. if not the world, honored two of its most important presidents recently.
On February 8, the
hardly loved much loved and evocatively titled General Classroom Building was renamed for Noah Langdale and is now called Langdale Hall. He served as GSU President for 31 years.
President Emeritus Carl Patton was shown some love on Tuesday, with the Freshman Hall housing complex being named Patton Hall. Patton brought housing to GSU so it is apt naming the residential building after him. GSU News has a wrap up of yesterday’s festivities, including an interview with Mark Becker (the current prez) and an explanation of why Patton chose the building. I have not seen the video yet, so I can’t say if it is merely excellent or the best video ever.
Hopefully the alma mater can find it in its heart to honor its most loyal advocate (me) by naming something after him. It need not be anything too large. Perhaps a professorship, a scholarship or G Deck. Either or all three would work.