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October 22, 2012

GMC breaks ground on $17 Million Health and Wellness Center


With a turn of 10 shovels to break up the dirt, Georgia Military College officially began construction on a $17 million Health and Wellness Center Saturday, during a groundbreaking ceremony at Alumni Weekend. 

“The center has long been a dream for the students and leadership at this school, and we are thrilled to be here to break ground together and celebrate the latest in a long line of facility additions on campus,” said GMC President Maj. Gen. Peter Boylan in a speech just before handing out shovels. “It is the capstone on the growth we’ve accomplished these past few years: the new prep school, the added technology and classrooms, the performing arts center… all made possible through the generosity of the supporters of GMC.”

During the festivities, alumnus and campaign fund chair Powell Moore also announced the public launch of a campaign to raise the final $1 million needed for the building fund. 

“While our school is steeped in tradition,” said Moore, “the leadership and alumni of this great institution have chosen not to rest on their accomplishments, but to press forward into this new century with the intention of fostering an even brighter, healthier future for tomorrow’s leaders. 

“We enlist all of you here,” he continued, “and all of the alumni and friends of GMC to make a donation, large or small, to complete the funding needed to help us lay the foundation for healthy students today and the healthy future of GMC students to come.”

Moore also explained the funding sources for the facility.  

“The state has recognized the need for the facility and has allocated $7 million toward the project. We are fortunate the school is financially sound and has been able to provide additional funding in the same amount,” he said. “Alumni and friends have already stepped up and given $2 million of the $3 million needed for completing the project. The GMC Foundation is asking for your support to provide the remaining $1 million, which is all that stands between the vision and the reality.”

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