Graduate Spotlight: Tree planting dedicated to Mary Frances Early
Dale Monson, Donald Lowe, Roy Legette, Maureen Grasso, Mary Frances Early and Lori Pindar finish planting a dogwood tree near the Hugh Hodgson School of Music on Oct. 15, 2010.
UGA faculty, administrators and students gathered near the Hugh Hodgson School of Music to celebrate the Graduate Schoolís Centennial and the planting of a dogwood tree dedicated to Mary Frances Early, UGAís first African-American graduate. Early began her graduate study in 1961 at UGA in support of UGAís first African-American undergraduates. She graduated a year later with a masterís degree in music education.
One of four trees to be planted throughout the year by the Graduate School as part of its Centennial celebration, the dogwood tree will become part of the UGA Campus Arboretum, a designation that ensures the ongoing renewal of campus.