Durell Peaden Auditorium Dedication

Peaden Sign

The Florida State University College of Medicine named its auditorium for the late Florida Sen. Durell Peaden, a Crestview physician who sponsored the legislation creating the medical school in 2000.

FSU President John Thrasher, Sen. Al Lawson, Senior Associate Dean Myra Hurt, Ph.D. and Dean John P. Fogarty M.D. recounted Peaden stories — from working with fellow legislators to create the college to his weekly calls to check on his “kids” after it was established.