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Clayton County Water Tower Gets Branded with Our Welcome and Mascot

(February 11, 2022) - Daily while driving on Jonesboro Road leading up to our campus, more than 40,000 people will see that the water tower has been painted Laker Blue and Georgia Clay Orange with our words, "Welcome to Morrow, Home of the Clayton State Lakers."

President T. Ramon Stuart, Loch, and Mayor John Lampl

Representing a progressive partnership between our university and the City of Morrow, the new branded water tower reveal took place on Thursday, February 10. Our campus royal court and cheerleaders led the South Lee Street procession, followed by Loch riding atop of a Clayton County fire truck. Dozens of our campus family, local elected officials, business owners, and residents joined the celebration while the City of Morrow Mayor John Lampl introduced President T. Ramon Stuart. The water tower branding signals the institution’s collaborative partnership to boost workforce and economic growth.

"I believe building on our partnership requires us to diligently focus on moving our university beyond our trees and further cultivate relationships throughout our region," Dr. Stuart said in an earlier interview. "In pursuit of that goal, the City of Morrow and the university recently made a definitive statement about how intrinsically linked we are as we look to grow the city and the university."

President Stuart received a proclamation from Mayor Lampl announcing Clayton State University Day which stated, "The City of Morrow has benefited beyond measure from the presence of Clayton State and desires to continue, acknowledge, and strengthen the supportive relationship that has existed for over 50 years. Clayton State University is deserving and worthy of the highest recognition for the innumerable and ongoing contributions to our community."

"Our partnership with Clayton State University is a key step in progressive development in the City of Morrow. We are committed to public-private partnerships that support Morrow’s goal of a prosperous and vibrant community," said Mayor Lampl.

State Rep. Rhonda Burnough, D-Riverdale and Clayton County Water Authority General Manager H. Bernard Franks were in attendance to express their support of the public-private partnership connecting the city with university resources, expertise, and ongoing research.

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