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College merger complete
New university hailed during campus visit
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Mary Helen McGruder, right, a member of the University of North Georgia Board of Trustees, assists in revealing the new college’s mascot, the Nighthawks, during a ceremony Thursday at University Center | GA 400. - photo by Autumn Vetter
Students, faculty and leaders of University Center | GA 400 gathered with community members Thursday afternoon to celebrate the creation of the University of North Georgia. Formerly known as Gainesville State College and North Georgia College & State University, the two colleges were officially consolidated Tuesday after the University System of Georgia Board of Regents gave its final approval. To celebrate the merger, Bonita Jacobs, president, and other leaders visited each of the university’s four campuses Thursday.