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February 15, 2008

Albany - Darton College dedicates its newest building to the school's founding president. This morning the B.R. Tilley Academic Services Building was dedicated in honor of the 93 year old former President.

The 34,000 sq ft building will house student support services and administrative functions. As founding president of then Albany Junior College, Tilley chose the site for the school, even oversaw construction of the buildings on campus. One of his greatest achievements may be the establishment of a two year nursing program which has trained many of the registered nurses across South Georgia.

When asked, "How does it feel to have this building dedicated in your honor?" Dr. Tilley said, "Great, great. Quite honored." Current President, Dr. Peter Sireno said, "He understood the importance of having good standards and helping students rise to those standards."

Tilley retired in 1988 after more than 20 years as President of the college.

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