Carson Pritchard Honored

Friday, May 29, 2009

A ceremony paying tribute to the late Carson Pritchard’s contributions to the campus community was hosted at the University Suites, a residential hall for students located on the site of the original Pritchard and Roberts Halls.

The former residence hall, Pritchard Hall, was named for Pritchard in 1966 and a lobby in University Suites is named as Pritchard Lobby.

Pritchard was a native of Carrollton and named Rural Minister of the Year in 1950. He was asked to serve as director of Adult Education at West Georgia College and doubled as the College Chaplain. He also pioneered and named the College in the Country program, which brought educational classes out to communities surrounding Carrollton. Pritchard passed away in 1964.