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Ribbon cutting Friday for new GMC Prep facility

Ribbon cutting Friday for new GMC Prep facility From staff reports The Union-Recorder MILLEDGEVILLE — Georgia Military College will hold a ribbon cutting Friday for the new preparatory school, W.J. “Bill” Usery Hall, at 9 a.m. The community is invited to attend. More than 500 students, faculty and staff will migrate to their new three-story facility later this week. The new, 70,111 square-foot building provides a centralized state-of-the-art learning facility for GMC’s entire preparatory school program, grades six through 12, which was previously scattered throughout five campus buildings. The facility is three stories tall with 36 classrooms, each equipped with a 95-inch Promethean interactive white board, three science labs, two computer labs, two music rooms, administrative and counseling offices, a courtyard, a space for Junior ROTC training and a Health Services Center. A circular drive will allow parents to conveniently drop off and pick up students on Greene Street. Students will also be able to spend free time in a courtyard endowed with granite benches, a water fountain and a pedestrian bridge overhead connecting two sides of the building. Named for GMC alumnus and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, W.J. Usery Jr., classes will begin at Usery Hall Friday.