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Senate Proceeding on Jun 24th, 2009 :: 1:32:10 to 1:35:20
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Johnny Isakson

1:32:07 to 1:32:30( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: with that, would yield to senator the presiding officer: the senator from georgia. mr. isakson: thank you, mr. president. i'm delighted to rise with my colleague, saxby chambliss and pay tribute to my friend dr. bruce gruby. a lot of times we stand on the floor and say my friend when it is a passing statement. it's not for me.

Johnny Isakson

1:32:10 to 1:35:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Johnny Isakson

1:32:31 to 1:32:51( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: i met dr. gruby in 1999 was named the 11th president and i was with him at commencement last year. he is a great leader in education in our state, and he will be but he is both rembered and revered. there are three reasons i'd like to talk about in his distinguished career. number one, he did what is most

Johnny Isakson

1:32:52 to 1:33:12( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: important for college presidents to do. he raised the endowment of the university in a decade. in fact, he doubled the endowment of the university in a decade. and because of that, as senator chambliss said, he doubled the number of shrarps going out to -- scholarships going out to georgiaans to come to southern university. number one.

Johnny Isakson

1:33:13 to 1:33:33( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: number two as a former chairman of a state board education and one whose passion is education, i love what dr. gruby did when he put in the first year experience program at georgia southern university, a program designed to make the first year experience a lasting experience so student retention improved at georgia southern and more kids

Johnny Isakson

1:33:34 to 1:33:55( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: who entered graduated. since the inception of that program, resengs at georgia southern university has gone from 66% of the freshman class to 81% of the freshman class. four out of five retaining and retu degree at georgia southern university. and, third, you know, among everything else that a president

Johnny Isakson

1:33:56 to 1:34:17( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: of a university does in terms of responsibility, it is so important that they outreach to the commuty. and when you go to bullet county in states boro georgia, if you're at the restaurt for breakfast, dr. grube is there. if you're interacting with students under the shade of

Johnny Isakson

1:34:18 to 1:34:38( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: pine tree, dr. grube is there, he is a the face of georgia southern university and he will be missed. but only for a year. becaus sabbatical, he comes back to teach political science at georgia southern university he returns to his roots established in

Johnny Isakson

1:34:39 to 1:35:00( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: university of texas in political science an carried on for years to come as a professor of political science at georgia southern university. so am i proud to rise with my colleague, senator chambliss, pay tribute to a great georgian, a great educator, and my personal friend, grube.

Johnny Isakson

1:35:01 to 1:35:19( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: and i yield back my time and the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll.

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