On Friday, February 16, 2018, East Georgia State College celebrated Arbor Day by planting an American Sycamore tree in honor of former Dean of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Dr. Bob Brown. The tree was placed near Ezra Pond where it will have plenty of room to grow.
“It was a privilege to be back at EGSC with the superb faculty and staff I enjoyed working with for 14 years,” said Dr. Brown. “I have very wonderful remembrances with everyone I knew over these years. My experiences with EGSC will be always cherished."
This event was part of EGSC’s efforts as a Tree Campus USA recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation. This program helps colleges and universities around the country establish and sustain healthy forests. The event was scheduled to coincide with Georgia’s Arbor Day, as it falls within the optimum tree planting time for our region.
"Arbor Day is about planting and celebrating trees" said Dr. David Chevalier. "We are honored that Dr. Brown came back on the EGSC campus to celebrate Arbor Day with us. His dedication to students and the college were exemplary and deserved to be recognized.”
The tree was donated by Yardmaster, and bags of mulch to assist in the planting were donated by Walmart.