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Darton breaks ground on student housing project

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By Len Kiese - bio | email

December 15, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - For the first time, Darton College students will soon be able to live on campus.

On Monday afternoon the school broke ground on a new Student Housing complex although work on the 208-bed facility actually began two months ago.

Builders are on a tight time schedule to get the dorm ready to house students next Fall. School leaders see the growing project as a major accomplishment, one that some never thought would happen.

"Many people were doubtful including me. I wasn't sure we could raise enough money to make the project work," said Darton College Foundation Chairman Will Sims, "we're very fortunate to have it. Hopefully in the next two to three years we can start another project."  

The project will cost about $7-million. The school needs to raise another $1.5-million for the project.

Darton has more than 5,000 students now and is the second largest college in this part of the state behind only Valdosta State.

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