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ABAC LAB SCIENCES BUILDING FEATURED IN VALDOSTA TODAY.
Upperclassmen enrolled in the bachelor’s degree in biology can access their research projects 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the new laboratory sciences building which is about to rise from the ground on the north side of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College campus.
Dr. Johnny Evans, Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics, said a groundbreaking for the $8.5 million building will be held at 11:30 a.m. on June 25 at the construction site near Conger Hall.
“Biology majors will have access to the most current technology and techniques in these laboratories,” Evans said. “Upperclassmen will also have access any time of the day or night to complete research projects.” MORE...
TRANSLUCENT CANOPY ADDS EXCITING AESTHETIC AT GEORGIA'S MOULTRIE TECH
For the entrance to the new Allied Health addition, Dr. Tina Anderson, President of Moultrie Technical College, envisioned something that would create a colorful, festive atmosphere for the students. A 237-foot-long, 10-foot-wide translucent canopy achieved that for the Georgia college.
Designed by Rob Evans, AIA, NCARB, of IPG Inc., Architects & Planners, in Valdosta, the curved, cantilevered canopy was produced by Duo-Gard from its stock-length program and field fabricated. Evans says he wanted to replace a parking lot with a pedestrian plaza that would provide shade while allowing transmission of daylight. He also wanted something durable and with low maintenance.
He chose glazing of 16mm triple-wall polycarbonate in a green tint to complement the college’s color scheme. Framing is clear anodized aluminum. The glazing allows 42% diffuse light transmission with a solar heat gain co-efficient of 0.69. MORE...
MOODY AFB'S AIRPARK GAINS RETIRED C-130
Airmen from the 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit paired with the 23d Civil Engineering Squadron to transport a retired HC-130P Combat King recently from the flightline to the President George W. Bush Airpark here.
After multiple deployments with the 71st Rescue Squadron, the C-130 with tail number 65-988 joined seven fighter aircraft in the airpark.
“This aircraft was an important part of what we do here at Moody for a lot of years and its ties to our history run pretty deep,” said Kenneth Sloat, 23rd Wing historian. “Tail number 988 has been a part of eight different rescue squadrons over the years. It probably participated in most major conflicts since the Air Force accepted it in July 1966, including being deployed to Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Vietnam in the late 1960s. The aircraft is a powerful addition to our airpark and has definitely earned its position there.”
COASTAL PINES TECHINCAL COLLEGE CUTS RIBBON ON NEW BUILDING.
It may have been six years in the making, but that official blue ribbon was cut Thursday to introduce the newly built headquarters for Coastal Pines Technical College.
Located adjacent to Golden Isles Career Academy, the $13.5 million, two-story building in northern Glynn County will serve as a 53,000 square foot educational arena of classrooms in studies such as cosmetology, marketing management, medical coding, paramedic technology, practical nursing and massage therapy, among other focuses. In addition to the building, the facility also offers a 2,000 square foot commercial truck driving classroom located onsite.
Although the building has been open since January, it was celebrated Thursday with local and state officials speaking to the magnitude the college has to its 13-county region in coastal and southeast Georgia.
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