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Founder’s Day Program

The University of Alabama community celebrated the 175th anniversary of the founding of the University with a Founder’s Day Program on April 12, 2006 on the Quad in front of Gorgas Library. The program featured remarks by two of UA’s 15 Rhodes Scholars – Dr. Dwight Eddins and Brad Tuggle – as well as UA President Robert E. Witt.

Eddins and Tuggle represent UA’s rich academic tradition. Eddins, professor of English at UA, was a UA student when he was named a Rhodes Scholar for 1961. A 2001 Rhodes Scholar, Tuggle is UA’s most recent student to receive the prestigious award.

The program ended with a birthday party on the Quad. All faculty, staff, students and community members were invited to attend. Below are some pictures from the Founder's Day program.

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