Isaac Stiles Hopkins

Emory College President 1884-1888Isaac Stiles Hopkins
Class of 1859

  • Graduates from Emory with predecessor Atticus Haygood and earns Medical College of Georgia degree in two years
  • Returns to Emory to teach natural sciences, Latin and English literature
  • Persuades President Haygood and the trustees to introduce a department of technology, the first of its kind in Georgia; in 1884 the building now known as Hopkins Hall on the Oxford campus is constructed to house the new department
  • Recruited away from Emory to become the founding president of the Georgia Institute of Technology

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