Friday, November 20, 2009

The Newnan Center set for growth

One of the University of West Georgia’s best kept secrets is receiving its due recognition. This semester, the Newnan Center property transferred ownership from the Coweta County Commission to the University System of Georgia.

In 1990, approximately 100 students attended the first classes in what was once the Georgia Power Shenandoah Environment and Education Center. Today, the 14-acre center has an enrollment of more than 3,400 and serves students from more than 46 counties.

Community leaders and organizations also use the center for meetings and trainings. In addition to core curriculum courses, UWG Newnan offers full undergraduate degrees in nursing and early childhood education, and graduate degrees in business administration, criminology and four education programs.

The educational facility is comprised of two occupied buildings with 10 rooms available for instruction. Two new lecture halls, a new nursing lab, classrooms and a biology lab have all been equipped with multimedia technology. With the transfer of property, the location is now able to expand and upgrade its facilities.

Easily accessible to I-85 and neighboring counties, the Newnan Center is located off Highway 34 east of Newnan at 7 Solar Circle. For more information, go to

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