Emory Report
June 9, 2008
Volume 60, Number 32



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June 9, 2008
Rollins breaks ground to double size

A groundbreaking ceremony May 30 celebrated the Claudia Nance Rollins Building of the Rollins School of Public Health, made possible by a $50 million commitment from the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation and Grace Crum Rollins.

When the building opens in 2010, the school will more than double its size. Specifically, the Rollins family gift will help create a public health complex designed to enhance collaboration within the School of Public Health and its many partners in and outside of Emory.

The new building will serve as the “front door” to the complex — “a welcoming home for students and alumni and a landmark space for partnership and community,” says Dean James Curran.

Since its first building opened in 1995, the school has tripled its number of students, faculty and research dollars.

“We are indeed fortunate to have resources that enable our school to dream of making the world healthier for all mankind,” Curran says. “Because of the generosity of the Rollins family, we will continue to be an international leader at the forefront of public health successes.”