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$17-million housing facility dedicated at ABAC

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September 10, 2007

Tifton -- When the Fall semester began August 20th at ABAC, the school had the largest number of enrolled students in its nearly one hundred year history.

Many of those students now have a $17-million dollar facility to call home while they're on campus.

Less than a year after construction began on the housing facility, a dedication was held today inside the 439 -bed dormitory called ABAC Lakeside.

Both students and faculty are excited about the facility which is the second largest dormitory on campus.

"This marks a real milestone for us. For the first time now, we're able to abide by our freshmen housing requirement. This gets freshmen on campus and involved in college activities," said ABAC President David Bridges.

The ABAC Foundation leased 8.78 acres from the University System of Georgia for the project.

Students began moving into Lakeside on August 15th.

It is the first housing at ABAC dedicated entirely to freshmen.

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