Readers offer more suggestions for ASU-GHSU merger name

A name for the merged Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities continues to fire the imagination of Augusta Chronicle readers who are e-mailing in their suggestions..

Drew Dixon, a student at ASU, likes Augusta National University, to reflect both the location and the national ambitions of the combined school.

He said his suggestion is not a reference to the famous golf club but is meant to signal a fresh start: “ANU – begin anew.”

The school’s potential for economic development prompted Dr. Lucia Cordell Getsi to suggest Georgia ATM U – Georgia Arts Technology Medicine University.

A professor emeritus of comparative literature at Illinois State University, she has seen the politics that can develop around schools changing names and cautioned against incorporating an existing name into the new name.

She is not sure her suggestion would sit well with the establishment but “it does speak to young people,” she said with a laugh.

With technical specialization at both schools, GHSU with health science and ASU with liberal arts, Freddie O’Neal suggested the Institute of Augusta.

Other suggestions are:

• Honoring an Augustan who signed the Declaration of Independence, George Walton, with George Walton University, George Walton University of Arts and Sciences, or George Walton University of Arts and Sciences at Augusta

• Getting away from the Georgia name for a more regional feel, HealthSouth University

• MUCG – Medical University and College of Georgia

• Medical College of Geor­gia and State University

• Georgia State Education and Health University

• Augusta Georgia Health Science University

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WHAT SHOULD IT BE CALLED?

Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities will be renamed as they merge into one institution. What should the new name be? E-mail your suggestions to tom.corwin@augustachronicle.com.

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