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College launches campaign for naming in honor of Mary Frances Early

April 12, 2019

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The University of Georgia College of Education is launching a special initiative to name its college for UGA's first African American graduate, Mary Frances Early, as the University heads into the final year of its Commit to Georgia capital campaign.

"The proposed naming of the College of Education in honor of Mary Frances Early is a tribute not only to her trailblazing integration of UGA in the 1960s but also to her lifetime of accomplishment and service to others as a music educator," said College of Education Dean Denise A. Spangler.

Over the course of the next year, gifts benefiting the College of Education may be dedicated in Early's honor to go toward the proposed naming, which will be subject to approval by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

"I am deeply honored because I spent my entire career in education, and I never dreamed that I would receive such an incredible recognition from the University of Georgia," said Early.

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