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About East Georgia State College
The college campus opened in 1974 with six buildings and has been expanded significantly since the turn of the 21st century. Opened in 2001, the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center houses the college library, main auditorium, classrooms, and executive offices. In 2012, the college library was substantially renovated to accommodate the college's transition from two-year status to four-year status. In 2003, the Physical Education building was augmented with a new indoor gymnasium, fitness center, an art studio, and additional classrooms. The Jean A. Morgan Student Activities Center was expanded and renovated in 2007, adding student meeting space and larger administrative offices. The campus also has newly acquired 10 acres for future development, built an Academic Center for Excellence, and provided a disc golf course, 10k cross country course, Ezra Pond and Pa's Pond.
The college opened a new southern entrance road, Madison Dixon Drive, named for one of the community leaders who pushed for the college's creation, at the intersection of Lambs Bridge Road and Meadowlake Parkway in early 2008, and the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center was built near the new entrance in spring 2010. Named for a well known grade school teacher in the Swainsboro community, the center features an educational resource center for area K-12 students and teachers, meeting space for small conferences and the college's continuing education programs, and a great room with a domed ceiling which can be used as a planetarium.
In November 2009, the EGSC Foundation voted unanimously to appropriate 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land near the northern part of campus to construct the college's first on-campus residence hall. Bobcat Villas opened at the start of the 2011 fall semester and accommodates 200 full-time students. In May 2015, the college broke ground for an expansion of Bobcat Villas. The facility will open 2016 fall semester and will double the college's on-campus housing capacity.
Visitors to Swainsboro and Emanuel County will find themselves in a gently rolling landscape of fields, woods and sandy soil. Under a canopy of piney woods, the forest floor is still carpeted with wiregrass, flora and fauna. The native deer, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, alligators, fish, bobcats, quail, foxes, snakes, turtles, and other wildlife compete with recent immigrants such as coyotes and armadillos. The Ohoopee, Ogeechee, and Canoochee rivers flow through the county, and the smaller streams and innumerable ponds make the region an excellent recreation and fishing area. The original inhabitants were, of course, Native Americans. In historical times, Creek Indians lived in the area and, although little material evidence remains to document them here, the names of rivers, historical accounts, and archaeological artifacts testify to their presence. The Indian cessions of 1773 and 1783 conveyed the land that now comprises Emanuel County to the state of Georgia.
East Georgia State College's Swainsboro campus currently has 412 beds available to students.
Each apartment in Bobcat Villas - South and Bobcat Villas - West has four private bedrooms, two bathrooms and a furnished living room and kitchen.
Each building has a laundry area, study space and a computer lab. They share the Jean and L.C. "Shot" Strange Clubhouse and outdoor recreation space.
Prices for Fall 2016:
- Bobcat Villas - South - $2,897
- Bobcat Villas - West - $2,980
Price, per person, includes all furniture, utilities, wireless internet,, 24/7 security, mail service and access to the Clubhouse with a fitness center, a game room, study rooms and a computer lab.
East Georgia State College seeks to be a state of Georgia leader in providing access to higher education as the state seeks to dramatically increase its rate of college completion. Located in a primarily rural area in the interior of the Augusta-Savannah-Macon triangle, EGSC is strategically positioned to provide an affordable, high quality academic experience to a large number of Georgians, and has a track record of success. EGSC is committed to producing workforce ready graduates with skills to meet needs of employers in the region in an increasingly diverse, high-technology, global working environment; preparing those graduates for a lifetime of learning; and instilling in those graduates the importance of lifelong community service. In carrying out this vision, EGSC is committed to education with a personal touch designed to improve the critical thinking skills of its students and the lives of the people in the communities it serves.
Courses available 10Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 3 Law 1 Mass Communication & Media 1
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