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Darton alumnus enters the Hall of Fame

The award given to Anthony Parr by the University System of Georgia.  He is the first Darton College Alumnus to be so honored. The award given to Anthony Parr by the University System of Georgia. He is the first Darton College Alumnus to be so honored.
After retiring from the Navy in 1996, Parr now teaches Mathematics at Darton and serves as a consultant. After retiring from the Navy in 1996, Parr now teaches Mathematics at Darton and serves as a consultant.
The library at Darton College.  It is one of a number of newer buildings on the campus. The library at Darton College. It is one of a number of newer buildings on the campus.
Students walking across the Darton College campus.  Darton has dozens of students from overseas. Students walking across the Darton College campus. Darton has dozens of students from overseas.

By Jay Polk - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Darton College has seen many of its alumni go on to great careers

Now the University System of Georgia has recognized one of those alumni - inducting him into it's Hall of Fame.

Anthony Parr is a 1975 graduate of Darton college who went on to a career in the Navy, until retiring in 1996.

More recently he has returned to the college to teach mathematics and serve as a consultant where he has had a chance to build contacts overseas.

With the world becoming increasingly linked together, he says the future lies in global partnerships and that Darton College has to lead the way in developing those partnerships.

"That's what this is all about - is about the future a global influence. We forget that everything is global our economics are global," said Parr.

Parr is the first graduate of Darton College to be named to the Regents Hall of Fame.

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