Ribbon cutting scheduled Friday for Newnan campus
by Celia Shortt
West Georgia Technical College will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the opening of its new Coweta campus south of Newnan.
“I really hope for those who attend that this is an opportunity to see the buildings and to meet some of those people who make all this happen,” said Peter Ludlow, associate provost at the Coweta campus. “They are the ones who help us deliver a high-quality education,” Ludlow added.
The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. at 200 Campus Drive, off Turkey Creek Road. The ceremony will include comments by WGTC President Dr. Skip Sullivan, West Georgia Technical College Foundation President Jim Mottola, Coweta County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Blackburn, Coweta County Board of Education Chairman Winston Dowdell and other key educational and community leaders in Coweta County.
Those who attend will be able to tour the campus buildings and programs after the ribbon cutting. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided courtesy of the WGTC Culinary Arts program.
The WGTC Coweta campus is a full-service, stand-alone facility, housed on 38 acres of land off Turkey Creek road near Highway 16 East and Interstate 85 south of Newnan. It offers new and expanded programs, including: business management, computer information systems, electronics, early childhood development and health care. Classes began there on Aug. 12.
Currently, the Coweta campus includes two buildings, and there are plans to expand to eight. 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.