The ribbon cutting for nearby Morehead Park – which stretches from Lee Street north to Spring Garden Street along Freeman Mill Road – will be held Sunday, May 6, from 2-5 p.m. Morehead Park is a quarter-mile section of the Downtown Greenway, which when completed will encircle the downtown area.
An anonymous donor to the greenway campaign wanted to honor Chancellor Sullivan with a naming opportunity. The result: the Patricia A. Sullivan Education Garden on this section of the greenway.
This garden is close to the Lee Street end of Morehead Park, according to Dabney Sanders, project manager for greenway.
Sanders notes that the garden will bear the following:
“I do not know all of the answers. Nor do you. But together we will find them. If we begin with trust and mutual respect in a spirit of open communication and dialogue, we can move forward to realize our vision.” Patricia A. Sullivan
In recognition of her important and lasting contributions to the community, this garden is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Patricia A. Sullivan, Chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Sullivan became UNCG’s ninth chancellor Jan. 1,1995, and was the first woman to hold that post. She guided the university as it dramatically expanded enrollment, research, campus facilities and academic programs. When she retired at the end of July 2008, she was the UNC system’s longest tenured chancellor.”
The events at the groundbreaking are free. All are welcome. Among the speakers are Rocco Landesman, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, and Linda Carlisle ‘72, secretary of the NC Department of Cultural Resources. Attendees can also enjoy the music of Laurelyn Dossett ‘99 and her band.
Visual: The Morehead Park section of the greenway is set to be paved this week.