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In December of 2014, the University of West Georgia Newnan will relocate from its current site in the Shenandoah Industrial Park to the historic old Newnan Hospital on Jackson Street, very near to the spot where another renowned institution of higher learning, College Temple, existed in the 1800’s. The $15 million project is being funded by a collaboration of the City of Newnan, Coweta County, Newnan Hospital, Inc., and the University of West Georgia.
This relocation will unite Newnan’s educational and medical past with its present and future. Those of us who were fortunate enough to be born and raised in Newnan share this unique history and an everlasting connection to the city’s historic institutions and properties.
The OB wing where I was born and nurtured has been demolished to make room for a beautiful 120-seat lecture hall. But that’s okay. The old hospital will again be full of student nurses, as one of the largest programs offered by UWG is the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The halls will also be alive with students majoring in education, business, criminology, and with young students, some still in high school, exploring core classes and still seeking a major. There are also plans to add other new degree programs.
There will be science labs, computer labs, classrooms, nursing labs and simulation rooms, study areas, and a courtyard. The old ‘solarium’ will become a great seating/study area for students. It will become a real showplace for the downtown community, will allow for growth of enrollment and programs, and will bring much needed publicity to UWG Newnan. My office will be located in the original 1925 section of the old hospital building, and I’ll be right back where I started my life in the hot summer of 1951.