The East Georgia State College Statesboro location hosted its ribbon cutting and open house at its new location Monday, April 18 at 11 a.m. EGSC-Statesboro completed renovations and moved into the Nessmith-Lane Building on Georgia Southern University’s campus in January. The event was held to celebrate the new location and give guests a look around at the newly renovated facility.
EGSC’s President, Dr. David Schecter, welcomed everyone to the event and spoke about the history of EGSC-Statesboro. He thanked the many people and organizations that joined together to make the new building a reality. Georgia Southern’s President, Dr. Kyle Marrero, spoke along with University System of Georgia Regent Everett Kennedy, Senator Billy Hickman, and Mayor Pro Tem Shari Barr from the City of Statesboro. Noah Kamsler, the interim EGSC-Statesboro director, closed the program by offering his thanks to the attendees and people who made the event possible.
Kamsler also spoke about the many benefits the new location will offer students including being on Georgia Southern’s campus and being able to use the many resources the campus offers. After the ceremony, the community was able to tour the new facility with faculty and staff.
The new space offers offices for faculty and staff, an Academic Center for Excellence (A.C.E.), classrooms and convenient access to Georgia Southern’s campus. Being located on their campus provides an easy transfer pathway to Georgia Southern. The two institutions launched the Bobcat to Eagle Program (B2E) program last year to help the partnership between the two institutions continue to grow. The program increases access and simplifies the process for progression to Georgia Southern for those students who start out at EGSC-Statesboro. The concept of the program is not new, but the recent collaboration, the Bobcat to Eagle Program (B2E), signifies the commitment to the students of the region.
The Nessmith-Lane Building is located at 847 Plant Drive in Statesboro, Georgia.
Information from East Georgia State College.