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phase three in the facilities plan for constructing and renovating Fuqua'sMBA complex.

The new 48,000 square foot student center will greatly improve student life at Fuqua

and accommodate growing space needs by offering a spacious indoor winter garden

area, outdoor terraces, changing rooms with lockers and showers, a student

communications center, additional office space, food kiosks and many different types

of lounges and dining areas. The building is nestled between the east and west wings

of the Thomas F. Keller Center.

Durham is a part of the Research Triangle, an area formed by Duke University, the

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University at

Raleigh. The Research Triangle Park, a 5,400-acre campus for research laboratories,

governmental agencies, and research-oriented industries, is recognized as one of the

world’s leading science centers. Durham, located near the center of the state, has easy

access to the Great Smokies of the AppalachianMountains and to the scenic and historic

beaches of the Outer Banks. The area offers varied cultural and recreational activities

ranging from concerts, opera, dance, theater, and recitals to intramural and collegiate

sports, boating, skiing, camping, and other outdoor activities.

The Fuqua School of Business.

Recognizing the importance of business education,

Duke University’s Board of Trustees established the Graduate School of Business in

1969, with the mandate to provide management education programs of the highest

quality. The school began with two programs; an undergraduate major in management

science, which no longer exists, and a fledgling MBA program that graduated its first

class of twelve students in 1972. Since that time, the school has grown to include five

major academic programs, a faculty of 110, and more than 1,200 masters degree

candidates enrolled in daytime and executive MBA programs. The school also offers a

wide range of non-degree executive education programs and seminars.

J. B. Fuqua, chairman, The Fuqua Companies, Atlanta, Georgia, has supported the

School generously in its development. In honor of Mr. Fuqua’s contribution to the

School and personal participation in its growth, the school was renamed The Fuqua

School of Business in 1980 by proclamation of the Board of Trustees.