No shame in "Augusta" name

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Regarding the proposed naming of Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University as “Georgia Regents University”:

In 1983, I was a junior at Augusta College, and went to Mexico with the Spanish Club. While in the city of Merida, the capital of Yucatan state, I was practicing my Spanish-speaking skills with a group of local people. When asked where in the United States I lived, I said, “Georgia,” and they looked confused. I then said, “Augusta, Georgia,” and several faces lighted up. One fellow pantomimed swinging a golf club. They knew Augusta.

One of our greatest assets and calling cards is the gracious, generous and internationally known Augusta National Golf Club. People know Augusta.

I know not of the high-falutin’ politics of running a major school of higher education. I do know common sense, and I do know right from wrong. GHSU President Ricardo Azziz was welcomed into this community when he came here. He has shown himself to be an untruthful and unethical individual.

While I am certain he is a brilliant man in his own right, I suspect he will continue to follow a path of leadership that features his own agenda, not that which is best for our medical school, dental school, schools of allied health, university and city.

As others have pointed out in your newspaper, we have our problems as a city. However, there is no shame in the name “Augusta,” and I wish Azziz and the Georgia Board of Regents would accept that.

Millie Moore


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blues550 09/07/12 - 06:20 am
Oh Me Oh My

Another letter writer dares to question New U's name and makes the Azziz Not Cool List.

CryoCyberTronics 09/09/12 - 06:24 pm
Success Achievement

Success Achievement Accomplishment The Ultimate Prize 

The Georgia University Board of Regents are making the same stance that so many people' have made through out the history of Augusta State University. That is that is the refusal to consider instituting a football athletic program.

I would also like to take this time and give a shout out The South Carolina State University National Football collegiate championship players on their induction into The S.C. State University Hall Fame. And just say CONGRATULATION. 

Last but not least some people will keep on trying to get that football program establish at Augusta State University what ever name the school is known as. Just as the people will keep on trying to recharge the name from Georgia Regents University and we will see which comes first "Hell Or Hight Water To Pay!"

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