East Campus residence hall named

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An East Campus residence hall known as Building 1512 since it opened in 2004 has been named to honor the late Gov. George D. Busbee. Georgia’s 77th governor championed education during his time in office, particularly kindergarten through 12th grade, establishing the statewide public kindergarten system. Busbee died in 2004 at age 76. Building 1512 opened in the fall of 2004 along with three named residence halls—McWhorter Hall, Rooker Hall and Vandiver Hall. The apartment-style buildings offer two-, three- and four-bedroom options to more than 1,200 students.