July 16, 2012
The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia (CFNEG) has made a grant of $50,000 in support of Georgia Gwinnett College’s new Allied Health and Science building. GGC will break ground on the new building this fall and plans to complete the project in mid-2014.
“If GGC is to provide world-class educational training in the midst of Georgia’s Innovation Crescent, and ensure that students are prepared for the employment trends of the region and state, we require state-of-the-art facilities,” said Stas Preczewski, vice president for Academic and Student Affairs. “Basic construction project funding does not cover additional, enhanced needs of undergraduate research, audio-visual technologies, information technology and other educational resources.”
Of the building’s total $30.2 million budget, about $6 million is designated for furniture, fixtures, equipment (FFE) and other associated project costs. However, these funds provide for basic needs. In many cases, particularly for academic buildings dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, more private funding is needed to outfit learning spaces to meet current and future technical requirements.
“Every academic building is an investment in the future,” said Lori Buckheister, director of Development. “Support such as the CFNEG grant enables us to better serve students today and for many years to come.”
In appreciation for this generous support, the college will name a selected space for the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia.