APRIL 9, 2004 | Governor Mike Huckabee praised “the most broad-based coalition I’ve ever seen” for creation of the College of Public Health at the
“Hundreds of people deserve appreciation and accolades” for the drive to devote
Dean James M. Raczynski, Ph.D., and UAMS Chancellor I. Dodd Wilson, M.D., praised Huckabee; legislative leaders; Attorney General Mike Beebe; Director Fay Boozman, M.D., of the Arkansas Department of Health; and UAMS Chancellor Emeritus Harry P. Ward, M.D., for helping create the college.
University leaders and President B. Alan Sugg, Ph.D., of the
Although the dedication fell on World Health Day, it was actually scheduled to fit in the governor’s schedule,
Sugg called dedication of the state’s tobacco funds to health promotion “one of the most remarkable and progressive achievements in the history of our state.” Raczynski presented plaques to Beebe, state Sen. Jim Luker, state Rep. Jay Bradford, and Huckabee for their support of the 2000 CHART (Coalition for a Healthy Arkansas Today) proposal for spending tobacco funds.
The ceremony culminated with a christening of the building by the college’s first graduate, Suzanne G. McCarthy, who sprinkled
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