In a decision worthy of King Solomon, the Naming Committee for Clayton State’s newest building has rendered a decision.
Faced with two somewhat similar choices from the entries submitted in the “Name the BHS Annex” contest, neither of which exactly fit what the committee was looking for, the committee split the difference and took parts of both names to come up with, the Laboratory Annex Building (L.A.B., LAB, Lab… get it?)
Clayton State student Jessica Bledsoe submitted the name “Laboratory Annex” and staff member Bob Ward submitted “Swan Lake Annex Building.” Put them together, and you have the Laboratory Annex Building, or The Lab, for short. And, together, Bledsoe and Ward will split the $100 University Bookstore gift card for the contest’s winning entry.
“The Naming Committee, which was composed of faculty, staff and students, considered more than 20 names recommended by students, faculty, alumni and others,” explains Committee Chair Dr. Nasser Momayezi, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “The committee was charged with recommending three names to the president’s cabinet. We tried to devise a name that accurately represents the major functions of the building without creating any confusion for our students.”
The new building will house science labs, a psychology lab, a classroom, and six faculty offices. Thus, it’s largely a lab building.
“After a long deliberation, the committee combined a few of the recommended names to come up with three suggestions to the cabinet: Laboratory Annex Building, Science Laboratory Annex Building and Swan Laboratory Annex Building,” continues Momayezi. “The Laboratory Annex Building was the nearly unanimous choice of the Committee, and the president’s cabinet approved `The Laboratory Annex Building (Lab)’ as the official name.
“We believe that this is the most fitting name for the new building. This is indeed an annex building to the University’s planned new science complex. We all hope that the construction of the new science complex will begin next year as its design is near completion. The new science complex is essential if Clayton State University is to properly serve the Southern Crescent.”