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Sat Apr 27, 2019, 08:38 PM

Paine College is focused on its future

In a corner of Paine College President Dr. Jerry Hardee’s office, there sits a bust of famed U.S. educator and African-American leader Booker T. Washington.

Washington actually visited Augusta three times - in 1899, 1905 and 1911. Back then, in Paine’s earliest years, the HBCU - the historically black college or university - was just settling into its acreage on 15th Street.

What if Washington visited Paine today?

He’d probably be proud of how far the school has come, and impressed with the ambitious direction Dr. Hardee intends to take it.

This page repeatedly has urged Augustans not only to stand behind Paine but to help provide the force to move it forward - especially at this crucial time in its 137-year history.

Read more: https://www.augustachronicle.com/opinion/20190427/editorial-paine-college-is-focused-on-its-future

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