ABAC breaks ground for new lab sciences building

ABAC breaks ground for new lab sciences building

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - ABAC is growing again. They're breaking ground for a  for the new $8.5 million, 20,966 square foot laboratory sciences building on the north side of campus near Conger Hall.

“Biology majors, and other students, will have access to the most current technology and techniques in these laboratories,” said Dr. Johnny Evans, dean of the School of Science and Mathematics. “Upperclassmen will also have access any time of the day or night to complete research projects.”

“The building will have specialized labs for the science majors, however, all ABAC students will use the general biology, chemistry, and the anatomy and physiology labs while they complete their core requirements,” Evans said. “This is a facility that will engage all ABAC students in studying modern scientific techniques and topics.”

ABAC President David Bridges said the new building would not have been possible without the support of Governor Nathan Deal, the General Assembly, and the Board of Regents.

“Projects of this nature don't just happen,” Bridges said. “We have received plenty of help from the Governor and legislators as well as Chancellor Hank Huckaby and his staff. We are very fortunate to be able to see this project come to fruition.”

Bridges also directed special thanks to ABAC Foundation Chair Lynn Lovett and the Foundation Trustees.

“Seven million dollars of this project will come from the state through general obligation bonds, and we certainly appreciate that,” Bridges said. “The remainder of the project will be funded by the ABAC Foundation which shows yet again how crucial Foundation support is to this institution. The trustees really came through for us in a time when we needed them the most.”

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