ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Thursday Albany State University hosted a legislative luncheon to thank state law makers for their hard work.
This year's state budget includes funds to build the long-awaited fine arts center at Albany State.
The idea has been in the works for quite a while. ASU President says they hope to have a ground breaking ceremony in the next few months.
He says this will allow them to address student needs and open up to the community.
"I'm hopeful that once we get the final drawings that within a few months we will have a ground breaking and we will initiate the process of getting the building underway, and we are looking forward to that," says ASU President Art Dunning.
"We have been working on getting this fine arts building here for many many years, and so today is a great day to commemorate our legislators and the facility that's coming our way," says Darrel Ealum, District 153 Representative.