Twenty-five years ago, my wife and I donated a carillon to Augusta College. It was dedicated during the inauguration of the new president, Richard Wallace. We hoped the ringing of the bells would remind us of the past, and awaken us to the future.
Today – with Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University joining under the proposed name “Georgia Regents University” – many people in Augusta feel that the past has been ignored, and that the future is full of frightening and uncertain surprises.
As a former member of the faculty at Augusta College, I feel diminished by the perception that “moving along” is not only the mantra of the moment, but a hint of the future.
Charles T. Freeman