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AASU to Announce Plans for New Student Residential Complex

Savannah, GA - Armstrong Atlantic State University will host a groundbreaking ceremony to announce plans for the construction of a student residential complex designed to house 288 students. The ceremony will be held at 1:00 P.M. on October 3 near the future site of the complex on Science Drive (across from University Hall and adjacent to the Sports Center parking lot.)

The Armstrong Atlantic Student Residence Complex will be the first residence hall built on the campus of the university in its sixty-six year history. The new complex will include four residence halls and a commons building. The expansion will more than double the number of students living on or within walking distance of the campus.

"The new student residence complex will visibly concentrate students from out-of-town and around the world on the campus for the first time," said Thomas Z. Jones, president of AASU. "The complex will give visitors and students a sense that AASU is both a commuter institution and a residential community."

Available fall semester 2002, the complex will feature two bedroom, two bath and four bedroom, two bath models. All rooms will be private and furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, and chair, with full-length mirrored doors on the closets. Each apartment will have living rooms and full kitchens. Each bedroom and living room will have access to the campus network and internet, cable TV, and telephone connections. A community clubhouse will provide a laundry facility, vending machines, meeting rooms, and a large-screen TV.

Making presentations at the ceremony will be Thomas Z. Jones and William H. Mills, Jr., president and chief executive officer of University Housing Services, Inc. Special guests will include Stephen S. Green, AASU Foundation Board president; Amy T. Massey, AASU Alumni Association president; Irving Victor, M.D., Armstrong Commission chairman; Michael A. Pullum, AASU Student Government Association president; and Walter C. Carson, Jr., Educational Properties, Inc. president.

The groundbreaking ceremony is being held in conjunction with the annual Celebrate AASU Day. The celebration will be held from 11:50 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. on the AASU campus and will feature live music, student exhibits, carnival rides and games, and free food and soft drinks.

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