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GSC Celebrates Growth With Groundbreaking

Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018

Jeff Knighton, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Kristin Knighton, vice president of business  and administration, GSC President Kirk A. Nooks, Rhonda Toon, vice president of advancement, Tonya Coleman, interim vice president for student affairs

Friends, staff, faculty, and students recently gathered to celebrate the newest addition to the Gordon State College campus.

"The purpose of our Student Services Center is to centralize the admissions process for our students," GSC President Kirk A. Nooks told the crowd of about 100. “The construction of this new facility demonstrates our dedication to student life and commitment to creating a tailored solution that makes the greatest difference for our students.

The 11,271 square-foot building at the corner of College Drive and Spencer Street, will feature desktop and laptop computer stations, a waiting room for parents and a meeting room that can accommodate seating for 60 or used for events that require open space. Sliding glass partitions offer privacy while still allowing natural light and an open feel.

Also located in the Center will be the admissions office, financial aid office, and some business office personnel.

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents allocated funding for the $3 million project from its minor capital projects budget.

The building's design is by JMA Architecture, Interiors, Planning, Perry, Ga. Benning Construction Company, Atlanta, is in charge of construction.

Construction is expected to begin in late July with an anticipated completion date of early summer 2019.