Brunswick, GA – The Coastal Georgia campus will again be humming with construction crews as the work begins on Phase II of on-campus student residences. Mariner Village Residence Hall will be built on the corner of Fourth Street and Mariners Way, south of Lakeside Village. The ceremonial groundbreaking will be held Monday, May 4 at 3 p.m. The Honorable Buddy Carter, Representative to the United States Congress for Georgia District 1, will be the keynote speaker.
The community is invited to join College students, faculty and staff; College Foundation trustees and donors; University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank M. Huckaby; State Senator William Ligon; State Representatives Alex Atwood and Jeff Jones; Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey; Michael Browning, Glynn County Commission Chair; and Jimmy Scott of Corvias Campus Living for the ceremony and reception immediately following.
Mariner Village will be a suite-type building similar to Lakeside Village with a bed count for 216 students, including six residence assistants, and the apartment of the Mariner Village residence hall director, a professional staff member. According to Dr. Michael Butcher, Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life and Housing, the design and construction of the building includes best practices to create suites that align with the interests of students while creating common areas that help facilitate building community.
“The Mariner Village residence hall will provide a critical component of the College’s strategic plan to greatly enhance the student life and the overall success of our students”, Dr. Butcher said. “The addition of 216 additional students in Mariner Village will help create an enhanced living and learning environment on campus. This residence hall will assist with building the foundation and pathway to timely graduation while helping to create lifelong connections between students, faculty, staff, and the College.”
The groundbreaking marks a new milestone for the College’s growth, as envisioned by the campus strategic master plan, 2020 Vision: A Decade and Beyond (May 2009), and for the University System of Georgia as student housing is transferred to the management firm of Corvias Campus Living. The day-to-day operation and management of campus housing will be retained by the College, Dr. Butcher explained. “A key component of this arrangement is that the students will experience a seamless transition.”
Corvias Campus Living entered into a public-private partnership with the USG Board of Regents last November to construct and manage student housing at nine campuses, including the College of Coastal Georgia, for the next 65 years. “The new facilities that we’re breaking ground on will provide not only more on-campus housing options, but more high-quality housing options, for the students of the College of Coastal Georgia,” Kurt Ehlers, Managing Director of Corvias Campus Living, said. “But the first-rate facilities coming to campus are not limited to this new project we’re celebrating. This partnership will ensure that all of CCGA’s housing is uniformly maintained to the highest standards for generations to come.”Parking for the ceremonial groundbreaking will be available in the Southeast Georgia Conference Center parking lot.
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