(Georgia Highlands College media release):
Georgia Highlands College officially cut the ribbon for the newly renovated Winn Building at the Paulding site this week. The project has transformed the facility into a modern academic building, expanding degree and program offerings in the area.
“This project was made possible with a total of $4.1 million in state funding, and for that, we owe special thanks to our legislators for all they do to support Georgia Highlands College, the University System of Georgia, and education in the state,” Interim President Dana Nichols said.
The Winn Building, a former bank building, was gifted to GHC in 2010 from Paulding County. The new academic building includes classrooms, a physical education lab, a chemistry lab, student lounges, study rooms, a faculty suite and a beautiful patio area.
Nichols stated the completed renovation will directly impact increasing graduation and retention rates locally in the Paulding area by giving students the opportunity to earn a college degree without leaving Dallas.
“We look forward to bringing so much more to our students, and we thank everyone involved in this project from conception to construction to ultimately one of the most important parts – which is the education that takes place inside,” Nichols added.
Georgia Highlands College received $4.1 million in state funding to renovate its Winn Building in Dallas near the current Paulding instructional site under the fiscal year 2019 state budget.
Visit highlands.edu for more information on the Paulding site at GHC.