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UGA Tifton campus spends $11M to renovate historic buildings

UGA Tifton campus has several historical buildings that are due for a makeover, and staff were excited to see the buildings repurposed just as their centennial nears.  (Source: WALB) UGA Tifton campus has several historical buildings that are due for a makeover, and staff were excited to see the buildings repurposed just as their centennial nears.  (Source: WALB)
UGA senior, Emily Braswell (Source: WALB) UGA senior, Emily Braswell (Source: WALB)
UGA professor, Dr. Glen Harris (Source: WALB) UGA professor, Dr. Glen Harris (Source: WALB)
UGA Assistant Dean Dr. Joe West (Source: WALB) UGA Assistant Dean Dr. Joe West (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

UGA Tifton campus has several historical buildings that are due for a makeover, and staff were excited to see the buildings repurposed just as their centennial nears. 

UGA senior, Emily Braswell, has a lot to be excited about.

Braswell graduates in one month and the graduate school she plans to attend is getting a major facelift. 

"It's super awesome that the school is putting so much money into these buildings because there's such great historical landmarks here on campus," said Braswell.

Some of the buildings date back to 1922.

The Tift Building was renovated last year, and now they're working on the Animal & Dairy Science building.

"It's just been great to be able to use the new technology that they have in here, these new desks are really great," remarked Braswell.

The Tift Building has new classrooms and once the construction work is complete on the Animal & Dairy Science building, professors will be able to access state-of-the-art research labs. 

"Lab space is always at a premium things change, so you need good space," said UGA professor, Dr. Glen Harris.

And without the space or latest technology, Harris couldn't give his students hands on experience.

"Any improvements we can make, make my job easier and more efficient," explained Dr. Harris.  

The 11 million dollar project enhances the school's educational and agricultural research efforts. 

"When you look at taking these buildings and repurposing them, renovating them for the second century of service - it's really exciting," said UGA Assistant Dean Dr. Joe West. 

Emily plans to pursue her graduate studies at the school that's given her a great college experience.  

The Animal & Dairy Science building has been vacant for 12 years.

The school plans to bring it back to life by the end of this year. 

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