Building dedicated to Fallin

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 7, 1999

The Richard L. Fallin Career and Technology Center at Natchez High School was officially dedicated Sunday afternoon as friends, family and coworkers of the late Richard Fallin looked on.

&uot;It’s just beautiful,&uot; said Georgia Fallin, wife of the late Richard Fallin.

&uot;The family is overjoyed that enough people loved him enough to name this building for him. His coworkers got this together,&uot; Georgia Fallin said.

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Jack Lann, principal of the Vocational School at Natchez High School, opened the dedication program before a crowd of about 50 gathered in the Vo-Tech parking lot.

&uot;Richard was my mentor,&uot; Lann said.

&uot;In everything Richard did, there was one common element – the youth of our community.&uot;

Naming the career and technology center in Fallin’s honor is an appropriate tribute to a man who left his mark on education in the state of Mississippi, said Bill Blasingame, Director of Vocational Development and Student Organization at the Mississippi State Department of Education.

&uot;Richard Fallin touched so many lives, it’s only appropriate that this facility be named in his honor,&uot; Blasingame said.

The Richard L. Fallin Career and Technology Center was completed in 1995.

Fallin, a long-time Natchez educator and former Assistant Superintendent of the Natchez-Adams County School District, died in February.