Winter 2011: Campaign Chronicle

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A new facility befits the top-ten national status of the Rollins School of Public Health.

Claudia Nance Rollins Building Dedicated

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Emory’s reputation has grown stronger with the opening of a second building for the Rollins School of Public Health.

Members of the Rollins family and the Emory community recently dedicated the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, which houses a growing body of students and faculty from around the world. The building is named for the mother of longtime Emory benefactor O. Wayne Rollins and his brother John, thus extending the family’s ties with the school to five generations.

The new building is connected by a glass-enclosed bridge to the Grace Crum Rollins Building, named in honor of O. Wayne’s wife. In 2007, the Rollins family made a $50 million commitment toward the $90 million cost to construct a second building and renovate the Grace Crum Rollins Building.

Since construction of the new building began in 2008, the school has experienced record enrollment. What began as a master’s program with sixteen students in 1975 has evolved to become one of the nation’s top- ten public health schools.

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