Georgia Military College Breaks Ground On New Building
A Middle Georgia college is expanding its campus with a new building to promote health and fitness.
Staff and alumni at Georgia Military College broke ground on Saturday on the new facility. The building will replace the Cordell Events Center which was built in the sixties and only designed to accommodate around 500 people. The new $17 million building will have more than 56,000 square feet of fitness space and will provide room for the 2,000 students attending the college and prep school.
"The present facility is no longer capable of handling all of the business and quite frankly there's not sufficient room to conduct college physical education classes in it so it's time for us to put up a new building," President of the school, Major General Peter Boylan said.
Besides breaking ground, GMC also launched their public fundraising campaign that is aimed at raising the last $3 to help fund the project. They already raised $2 million from donations.
Construction on the building will begin next month and is scheduled to be complete by November 2013.