Georgia College Celebrating Herty Hall Expansion
Students at Georgia College have a new place to learn.
The school will officially open the newly constructed wing of Herty Hall, a science building on campus.
The grand opening is slated for 4 p.m. on Monday, October 22nd.
“It’s finally done,” said Dr. Ken McGill, chair of the chemistry, physics and astronomy department. “We welcome the campus and local community to tour the new addition, which provides more learning spaces and new resources.”
The building will feature a new 24-inch research telescope, part of the building's 3.4 million, 20,000 square-foot expansion.
The project added new science classrooms, laboratories and offices for biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy and environmental science departments.
“The expansion was a long process, but we needed the additional space,” McGill said, “especially with an increased interest from students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related fields. We’re definitely using the space too.”