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TU has big plans in store for campus

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomas University is renovating much of its campus. The ambitious project kicked off Thursday morning.

Phase one will cost between four and five million dollars. The main road that bisects the campus will be taken out, and replaced.  The large parking lot at the front of the school will be moved and expanded.

And a new 16,000 square foot academic building will be added.

"In the last three years we've grown 44%, we're hovering at around 1,000 students. We get by with the facilities we have now, but they're not fully adequate. We need improved facilities and more facilities to accommodate this growth," said Dr. Gary Bonvillian, Thomas University President.

The former TU Chapel, which now serves as the school's student support services building, will revert to a chapel and will be part of a new quad.

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