Valdosta - Federal money is helping bring new degree programs to one South Georgia college.
Congress approved a spending bill that appropriates $400,000 for Valdosta State University's new Health Sciences building.
It will be built across from South Georgia Medical Center and will house the college's nursing and exercise science programs, as well as some new degree programs. "We're looking at one of the latest developments in medicine and that's medical information technology, and also some new degree programs we'll have through the Medical College of Georgia," said President Ronald Zaccari.
Total construction on the building will cost about 41 million dollars. The $400,000 from Congress will provide the architectural planning process.