AMERICUS (Aug. 9, 2012)—In the construction process, the only event more exciting than a groundbreaking ceremony is the ribbon cutting. Georgia Southwestern State University is proud to announce that the ribbon cutting for Phase One of the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex (Carter One) is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the main lobby.
The public is invited to this special event, and a light reception will follow.
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will speak during the program, and former President Jimmy Carter is set to be on hand, as well. Others in attendance will include USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby, Sen. George Hooks (D-Americus), and Rep. Mike Cheokas (R-Americus).
Carter One is a 46,000 square foot, state-of-the-art classroom and clinical space for the School of Nursing and the University's Student Health Center. Phoebe Putney Health System donated a $1 million matching gift towards the simulation lab, and a campaign is under way to match that gift. Classes start in the building Monday, Aug. 13.
In all, this two-phase project is worth roughly $15 million and is located adjacent to GSW’s Education Center and the Wheatley Administration Building. Phase Two of the project is a 35,000 square foot building that will be home to the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, the Psychology/Sociology Department, and additional lab space for the sciences. It is set to be finished in December 2012 or early 2013.
Allstate Construction out of Tallahassee is the contractor, and 2WR, Inc. Architecture in Columbus is responsible for the design. Allstate President Bill Weldon is a native of Plains and a graduate of Georgia Southwestern.
For additional information about the ribbon cutting, please call (229) 931-2037.
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