AMERICUS, Ga. (April 19, 2013)--Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its second and final ribbon cutting Thursday, May 2 at 5 p.m. for the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex. 

GSW to unveil statue of former First Lady marking completion of Rosalynn Carter Complex May 2

AMERICUS, Ga. (April 19, 2013)--Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its second and final ribbon cutting Thursday, May 2 at 5 p.m. for the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex. Celebrating the completion of the Complex’s second building, the event will be highlighted by the unveiling of a statue featuring GSW alumna and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

The former first lady and former President Jimmy Carter will be in attendance.

The bronze statue is being sculpted by acclaimed sculptors Teena Stern and Don Haugen, a husband and wife team out of Marietta. The statue will show Carter sitting on a bench holding a copy of her book “First Lady from Plains.” The base of the sculpture is made from keystone blue granite mined in Elberton, Ga.

The new building – at roughly 35,000 square feet – is home to the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving and the Georgia Southwestern Psychology and Sociology Department. The red-brick building boasts a full-glass entrance with modern design elements in the interior.

The building includes ample office, classroom and training space for both the RCI and the Psychology and Sociology Department. The RCI also includes a resource library which houses books and other printed information on caregiving and is open and available for individuals navigating their caregiving journey.

The Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex is adjacent to GSW’s Education Center and the Wheatley Administration Building. Phase I of the project houses state-of-the-art classrooms and clinical space for the School of Nursing.

For additional information, please call (229) 931-2037.

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