Andrew College Breaks Ground on New Building Projects

Staff Report From Tifton CEO

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Officials and representatives from political, government, contractor and architectural organizations gathered with Andrew College President Linda R. Buchanan, Board of Trustee President George Flowers and other staff members for an official USDA groundbreaking on June 6.

This marked the beginning of two major building projects that are being funded by a loan from the USDA Rural Development.  Patterson Hall, a residential hall no longer viable, has been torn down and will be replaced with new student housing. Warren Bush Hall which has been dormant for over a decade, will receive major renovation which will turn it into a state-of-the art academic building while keeping its historic ambiance.

The work on these two projects is expected to be completed by December 2019. The loan will also finance landscaping projects on central campus.

Another renovation happening on campus right now is the renovation of the first floor of residence hall, Rhodes Hall. This renovation is possible due to generous donations. The second floor is anticipated to be completed next year.

The fourth Andrew College renovation project is happening in downtown Cuthbert. Due to the generous donation of a building on the southwest corner of the square (the Maloof building) and an another donation to assist with renovation, the Maloof building is now an empty shell. Demo continues to get it ready to host the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit (Crossroads Changing Rural America). This exhibit will run Jan. 18-Feb. 29, 2020 and will involve assistance from the entire community.