EGSC to hold groundbreaking ceremony
by Harley Strickland, East Georgia State College | August 7, 2018 3:14 pm
On August 16, 2018, beginning at 11 a.m., East Georgia State College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Jean A. Morgan Student Activities Center Expansion Project. Join the college as they take their next step in meeting the needs of students on campus.
The expansion project will add approximately 15,000 square feet to the existing facility and will provide much-needed student activity space, including a large multi-purpose room, digital gaming, larger game room, offices and a meeting room for the Student Government Association, Student Publication offices, and Student Life administrative space. The stated cost limitation for construction is $3.8 million.
The existing portion of the JAM Center will be vacated by Student Activities and repurposed for a larger College Bookstore, as well as open computing space and student group study nodes. The construction is expected to begin in October of this year and be completed in Fall of 2019. Cogdell-Mendrala Architects, Savannah, is the architect of record for the project.
According to Director of Business Operations Michelle Goff, “The additional student activity space will transform the campus Quad into a more student-friendly hub. Students will have many more additional opportunities to participate in indoor Intramural Sports such as volleyball, basketball and indoor kickball, as well as have dedicated space for large student activities such as Club Day, blood drives, and indoor movies on a big screen.”
In addition to the groundbreaking, the ceremony will also feature recognition of a special land gift by the Gambrell family to the college, as well as a celebration marking the 30th anniversary of Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers (GYSTC).
Don’t miss this great day at EGSC’s Swainsboro campus, located at 131 College Circle in Swainsboro.