The University of North Georgia (UNG) will break ground on its new Military Science Center Saturday on the Dahlonega Campus and unveil the name of the new building, which will honor one of the major donors. UNG has received $8.3 million in state funding for the project after raising $5 million in private donations.
The Military Science Center will provide modern, technology-enabled classrooms sufficient for teaching 850-1,000 cadets, according to a UNG news release, which adds that it’s the first of four planned facilities necessary to modernize and consolidate the support functions of UNG’s Corps of Cadets.
This new building will be a two-story, freestanding structure. At approximately 22,500 square feet, it will be composed primarily of academic space including classrooms, computer labs and offices. The academic space will include a large classroom that will accommodate 100 cadets and it is designed to be reconfigured to accommodate various events and auditorium-style presentations.
(UNG photo: Earlier this summer, State Sen. Steve Gooch, 2nd from left, presented UNG officials with symbolic check for state’s part in funding for the new building.)