Who is J. Murrey Atkins?
In April 1964, the Charlotte College Board of Trustees made the decision to name the Library in honor of J. Murrey Atkins, the board's first chairman, who had died the previous year. In April 1965, the building was officially named after Atkins, a visionary who, along with founder Bonnie Cone, anticipated the rising public demand for an institution of higher learning in this metropolitan area. Although Atkins' dream for Charlotte College would not be fulfilled until after his death, the Library that bears his name was host to the event that finalized that coveted accomplishment of achieving University status.
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