Autumn 2009: Campaign Chronicle
New Public Health Building to Honor Rollins Family Legacy
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The Rollins School of Public Health’s new Claudia Nance Rollins Building is on schedule to open in April 2010. The new building will be dedicated in fall 2010 following renovation of the RSPH’s Grace Crum Rollins Building.
Named for Claudia Nance Rollins, the mother of RSPH benefactors John and O. Wayne Rollins, the building extends the family’s ties with the RSPH to five generations. The naming recognizes Mrs. Rollins’ belief that education was key to a better life.
Made possible by a $50 million lead gift from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation, the building is a tribute to the Rollins family. As members of Emory’s Board of Trustees, O. Wayne Rollins and later his sons, Randall and Gary, recognized the importance an outstanding school of public health could have for humanity.
A public meeting space in the building will be named for Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon 65C 76L, Campaign Emory cochairs for the school. The Klamons recently helped endow a dean’s chair named in honor of RSPH dean James W. Curran.