TU has big plans in store for campus - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

TU has big plans in store for campus

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.

©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Police respond to robbery by snatching at Albany package store

    Police respond to robbery by snatching at Albany package store

    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-03-26 03:32:15 GMT

    Albany Police have responded to a robbery by snatching at the National Package Store on Oakridge Drive. Dispatch has confirmed the call came in just before 8 p.m. Saturday, and the suspect fled the scene.

    More >>

    Albany Police have responded to a robbery by snatching at the National Package Store on Oakridge Drive. Dispatch has confirmed the call came in just before 8 p.m. Saturday, and the suspect fled the scene.

    More >>
  • "The Voice" contestant J Chosen helps community at Albany Strong Fun Fest

    "The Voice" contestant J Chosen helps community at Albany Strong Fun Fest

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-03-26 02:32:57 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    The focus Saturday was on taking a break from storm cleanup and recovery, and to have a little bit of fun at the Albany Strong Fun Fest. The festival happened all day, with bands hitting the stage from 12:30 to 7 p.m.

    More >>

    The focus Saturday was on taking a break from storm cleanup and recovery, and to have a little bit of fun at the Albany Strong Fun Fest. The festival happened all day, with bands hitting the stage from 12:30 to 7 p.m.

    More >>
  • Former America's Got Talent finalist visits Albany for "Seniors on the Runway"

    Former America's Got Talent finalist visits Albany for "Seniors on the Runway"

    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:46:19 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    A big voice with roots in South Georgia visited Albany this weekend. Quintavious Johnson placed fifth on America's Got Talent back in 2014. He has family who lives here in Albany.

    More >>

    A big voice with roots in South Georgia visited Albany this weekend. Quintavious Johnson placed fifth on America's Got Talent back in 2014. He has family who lives here in Albany.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly