Governor Praises Bunnell

This news account was about the dedication of the Bunnell Building that appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on May 23, 1960.

Governor William A. Egan, tracing the history of the University of Alaska, paid tribute to its contributions to the state in his address at the dedication of the Bunnell Building yesterday.

The governor spoke at the formal ceremony marking the opening of the university's modern new campus structure.

"This institution has served well the cultural and educational needs of a pioneer and growing state. Its leaders have shown wisdom and judgment in well planned expansion to keep pace with Alaska's growth. I have every confidence this wise course will prevail in the future."

Governor Egan paid tribute to "Judge" Bunnell, the first president of the university, who guided the institution for many years.

"If Doctor Bunnell had not shown the ability to get a dollar's worth, or more, from every dollar available, the university might have died in its infancy," the governor said. The governor retraced the growth of the university down through the years, and recounted the many deeds of Doctor Bunnell.