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VIDEO: Students, staff at GSU’s Liberty campus enjoy Leopold’s Ice Cream

VIDEO: Fruits and Ice Cream

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Staff and students of Georgia Southern University’s Liberty Campus were treated to an endless supply of Leopold’s Ice Cream and sliced fruit last Tuesday, July 12.

GSU Liberty Campus President Kyle Marrero said it was day one of a three-day summer celebration, which started in 1948 at the Statesboro campus. Marrero said GSU and Leopold’s Ice Cream have long been partners, as owner Stratton Leopold is a graduate of GSU.

Marrero said it was a chance to celebrate with the community four weeks prior to the start of the next semester.

He said they expect 26,000 students to start classes in the fall semester, and getting the opportunity to celebrate and welcome them is part of the GSU mission.

In 2018, GSU and Leopold’s Ice Cream partnered to create a True Blue ice cream flavor. Stratton Leopold is a film producer, former Paramount Pictures vice president and a Distinguished Armstrong Alumni Award recipient.

He and his wife, Mary, own and operate the iconic ice cream shop in downtown Savannah. Founded by Stratton’s Greek immigrant father and uncles in 1919, Leopold’s has been hailed as one of the best ice cream spots in the country by Travel & Leisure, Forbes, Thrillest, Food and Wine, Saveur, Martha Stewart Weddings, USA Today and The Travel Channel, among others. Leopold’s is also a longtime active supporter of educational initiatives in the region.

The True Blue flavor features Leopold’s handcrafted lemon custard ice cream filled with whole blueberries and toasted almond slices. Its colors are a direct nod to the history and coming together of Georgia Southern’s multiple campuses.

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