Melton—the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court and first African American president of the Auburn Student Government Association, or SGA—was joined by his wife, Kimberly, parents, Augustus and Carole, and several other family members at the half-hour ceremony. Melton—a 1988 Auburn graduate who studied international business and Spanish—was appreciative while giving remarks in front of the building, which is in the heart of campus near Jordan-Hare Stadium and Haley Center.
“Auburn University owes me nothing, it really doesn’t, and already it has given me all I could ever hope or ask for,” said Melton, who became Auburn SGA president in 1987. “It is a privilege to hear so many great things said about me, many of which I don’t feel like I can even begin to deserve. Thank you to Dr. [Jay] Gogue for his continued leadership of this institution and the members of the Board of