Classes start at Coweta Campus
by Celia Shortt
Classes are now under way at West Georgia Technical College's new Coweta Campus.
'It actually went very well,' said Associate Provost for WGTC's Coweta Campus, Peter Ludlow, of the first few days. Classes began Monday. 'We had some initial confusion about room numbers, but overall it went well.'
Nearly 800 students have attended class this week at the new campus, and combined with the classes at the Coweta School System's Central Educational Center in Newnan, nearly a thousand students have attended WGTC classes in Coweta County.
To celebrate the opening of the campus on Turkey Creek Road south of Newnan, WGTC is holding 'A Night in Monte Carlo' fundraiser on Sept. 19, the day before the official ribbon- cutting ceremony for the campus.
'We're trying to make this all about Newnan,' said WGTC Di rector of Institutional Advancement Kevin Cain.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ferst Foundation, which focuses on childhood literacy and operates in different counties throughout Georgia, including Coweta.
The new WGTC campus includes two new buildings on 38 acres of land.
One building, the state building, consists of classrooms, and the second, the Allied Health Building, houses health profession programs, including ones for an emergency medical technician, geriatric care, registered nursing and a physical therapist assistant.
The campus is located on Turkey Creek Road south of Newnan near the Interstate 85 Moreland exit.
The two buildings are part of an eight building master plan for the campus.