Ribbon cutting scheduled Friday for Newnan campus

by Celia Shortt

alt

Associate Provost for the Coweta Campus Peter Ludlow, left, and Director of Library Services Emanuel Mitchell stand in front of the Allied Health Services building at West Georgia Technical College’s new Coweta campus. 


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.



More Local

Hamilton Bohannon

Newnan celebrity honored by Senate

A Newnan celebrity was honored by the Georgia Senate Thursday for his decades of contributions to the music industry. Hamilton Bohannon, who ... Read More


Senator, teacher challenge new US history course

The controversy over the revised Advanced Placement U.S. History course has come to Georgia. Last week, the senior vice president for AP and ... Read More


Woman arrested after narcotics found in privates

A woman received a few extra charges Tuesday after Coweta County authorities arrested her for violating her parole and found she was carryin ... Read More


Turner-Hooper House

Demolition ‘so sad’ to Grantville woman

The Turner-Hooper House, a landmark home dating to the 1850s in Cobb County, has been torn down. Michelle Foster of Grantville had spoken ou ... Read More


CCSS back to school after two-hour delay

Coweta County schools were in session on Thursday and back to normal, albeit two hours late due to forecasted weather conditions. “Bus ... Read More

Winter storm warning in effect

City, county and school system officials are keeping watch on a developing winter storm. The Coweta County School System and the Heritage Sc ... Read More