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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
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Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
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A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Colleges and universities must compete for students like never before, offering first class facilities to try to lure young people to their school.
Albany State University grad student Ruben Sullivan is proud of his dorm room. "Living here is great. I'd say it's the cream of the crop," Sullivan said.
Sullivan lives in Hall Number 4 at Albany State, their apartment style dorm. Each student has his own private bedroom, fully furnished, with Internet and extended cable. Four students share a suite with two bathrooms. They have a joint living room, full kitchen, including dishwasher, and washer and dryer. Today's college student demands the best, and the schools know they have to offer it, because other colleges will.
Albany State Director of Housing and Student Life Bonisha Townsend said, "The students realize they have more choices. So you really have to win them over. Not only with the quality of their education in the classroom, but also the amenities that compliment that education."
The amenities include game rooms, with pool tables and other games, conference rooms, workout gyms, even a convenience store in the building.
"It's their home away from home. So you have something that is of a standard so they feel comfortable," Townsend said.
Of course the food is also important. Freshman Jacob Artis from Lithonia said it was a big factor in his choosing to attend Albany State. "Oh yes, you can't study with an empty stomach."
Students of course have to pay for these high class rooms and food. It cost nearly 2000 dollars a semester to live at Albany State's apartment dorms, besides the food plan. But colleges have learned that what students demand, so they try to provide a top notch lifestyle with their education.
Albany State University says it takes more than just nice rooms to attract students.
They provide entertainment and programs to help students adjust to college life.