A groundbreaking celebration is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 12 for the new GSC student services center at the corner of College Drive and Spencer Street. The property was the site of the old Haygood Keadle home for many years.The celebration is open to the public.Construction is expected to begin in late July with an anticipated completion date of early summer 2019.The single-story building is designed to centralize the admissions process for students.”We want to make the admissions process as seamless as possible for students. To be able to offer admissions, financial aid and a component of the business office literally within steps of each other in a single building will allow us to do just that,” said GSC president Kirk Nooks.The 11,271 square-foot building 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 Board of Regents allocated $3 million for construction from its minor capital projects budget.Parking will be available in the lot behind the building with access from both College Drive and Spencer Street.The building was designed by JMA Architecture, Interiors, Planning of Perry. Benning Construction ofAtlanta is in charge of the build out.
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