GSU dedicates Hendricks Hall

By Dal Cannady - bio | email

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Decades of Georgia Southern co-eds called Hendricks Hall home while in school, but the building now has a different permanent resident.

University leaders formally dedicated it as the home of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. The college was created byt GSU graduate and former professor Dr. Karl Peace in memory of his late wide. The building closed in 2006 for renovations to give the College of Public Health all the new facilities it will need.

"We had no environmental science labs in our previous building. We have state-of-the-art labs in this building and that's a big plus," said benefactor Dr. Karl Peace.

The new labs will help the College of Public Health do research on air or water contamination and attract even more grant funding. hendricks Hall opened in 1963 in memory of J. Walter Hendricks, the first principal of First District AM, which eventually became Georgia Southern University.

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