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January 6, 2003

Valdosta - The first day of winter classes means students, students, and more students for Georgia Military College.

"We've seen about a 15 percent increase this quarter and that puts us at about 600 students," said Donald Parks, GMC Assistant Dean.

This isn't the first quarter GMC has seen an increase in enrollment. Just last fall, the college was so overcrowded that officials met with the Lowndes County zoning board to request a 2000 ft. addition...but what they got was even bigger. The new 4200 square foot modular addition can accommodate up to 100 students, and houses several new classrooms and offices.

"We've got a new library in there, 8 new faculty offices, 3 new classrooms, and just a lot more room for students and faculty," said Parks.

Students say the new addition is a great convenience. "We've got more computers, more room to learn, and its just a huge benefit for everyone," said Kristal Carter, GMC Student.

And the reasons for the college's consistent growth are obvious. "This is really the best place to start out your college career," said Carter. "The instructors here give you more one on one attention so you can make better grades and then transfer over to a university."

GMC officials expect enrollment numbers to increase even more through late registration, which ends January 9th.

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