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UGA SCHOOL OF LAW DEDICATES ROOM TO THE HONORABLE LARRY WALKER

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Friday, November 16, 2001

WRITER: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu CONTACTS: David Shipley, 706/542-7140

UGA SCHOOL OF LAW DEDICATES ROOM TO THE HONORABLE LARRY WALKER

ATHENS, Ga. - Earlier today, the University of Georgia School of Law paid tribute to one of its alumni and strong supporters by dedicating a room in honor of Larry Walker, Majority Leader for the Georgia State House of Representatives.

School of Law Dean David Shipley said Walker is an exceptional legislator and friend of the University.

"One of the things the we really appreciate about Larry is that he often seeks out the University, offering assistance, suggesting opportunities and bringing together others who can help the University in maintaining its status as one of the premier public universities in the state. We would not be having this dedication ceremony today without Larry's help for he was instrumental in securing the funding and state support for Dean Rusk Hall," he said.

"Larry is a dear friend of the School of Law. In addition to helping obtain funding for Dean Rusk Hall, he also assisted us with securing $3.2 million for much needed technological improvements to the law school which will be implemented this school year. Today, we are honoring Larry not only for his strong support in the past but for his vision and continued service to the School of Law and the University," he said.

The Larry Walker Room is located on the fourth floor of Dean Rusk Hall on the University's North Campus. Construction for Dean Rusk Hall started in 1992 and the building was completed in September 1996. ##

Photographs of the dedication ceremony can be downloaded from www.photo.alumni.uga.edu. They will be available after 5 pm. User name: guest. Password: arch479.

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