Ribbon cut — It’s official!

We cut a ribbon and officially dedicated the Marine and Coastal Science Research and Instructional Center Tuesday morning. Most of the background information is in earlier posts, so her are some pictures of the event.

(l-r) Howard Morrison, County Commissioner Pat Farrell, architect Amy Leathers, Skidaway Foundation chair John Duren, Skidaway Director Jim Sanders, USG's Samson Oyegunle

(l-r) Howard Morrison, County Commissioner Pat Farrell, architect Amy Leathers, Skidaway Foundation chair John Duren, Skidaway Director Jim Sanders, USG's Samson Oyegunle

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Skidaway Inst Director Jim Sanders comments at the dedication.

Skidaway Inst Director Jim Sanders comments at the dedication.

Former Skidaway Marine Science Foundation Chair Howard Morrison

Former Skidaway Marine Science Foundation Chair Howard Morrison

Architect Amy Leathers from Lord, Aeck and Sargent describes the "green" features of the building.

Architect Amy Leathers from Lord, Aeck and Sargent describes the "green" features of the building.

Armstrong Atlantic State University Dean of the College of Science and Technology George Shields (l) and AASU's  provost, Ellen Whitford

Armstrong Atlantic State University Dean of the College of Science and Technology George Shields (l) and AASU's provost, Ellen Whitford

Skidaway Institute supporters Howard Morrison (l) and Howard Stryker

Skidaway Institute supporters Howard Morrison (l) and Howard Stryker

Skidaway Institute staffers (l-r) John Cruickshank, Anna Boyette and John Scarborough

Skidaway Institute staffers (l-r) John Cruickshank, Anna Boyette and John Scarborough

Skidaway scientist Jim Nelson (r) talks with guests.

Skidaway scientist Jim Nelson (r) talks with guests.

Skidaway scientists Dana Savidge (l) and Liz Mann.

Skidaway scientists Dana Savidge (l) and Liz Mann.

Skidaway Marine Science Foundation board members Howard Morrison (l) and Barrett Benton.

Skidaway Marine Science Foundation board members Howard Morrison (l) and Barrett Benton.

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USG's Samson Oyegunle and Barr Abrams of Lord, Aeck and Sargent.

USG's Samson Oyegunle and Barry Abrams of Lord, Aeck and Sargent.

Wachovia Bank's Salita Hill (l) and Robert Sparks.

Wachovia Bank’s Salita Hill (l) and Robert Sparks.
Skidaway Institute scientist Clark Alexander and UGA's Randy Walker.

Skidaway Institute scientist Clark Alexander and UGA's Randy Walker.

County Commmissioner Pat Farrell (l) and Skidaway Marine Science Foundation chair John Duren.

County Commmissioner Pat Farrell (l) and Skidaway Marine Science Foundation chair John Duren.

Georgia Tech-Savannah's Paul Work and Page Siplon of the Maritime Logistics Center.

Georgia Tech-Savannah's Paul Work and Page Siplon of the Maritime Logistics Center.

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Architect Amy Leathers (l) and Skidaway scientist Liz Mann.

Architect Amy Leathers (l) and Skidaway scientist Liz Mann.

Interns and research staff relax in the casual gathering area in the front lobby.

Interns and research staff relax in the casual gathering area in the front lobby.

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