COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A once old and dilapidated classroom building on the campus of Columbus State University has now been transformed into a beautiful learning center.
CSU held a ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Arnold Hall on Thursday morning. The facility dates back 50 years ago.
It's named after Columbus attorney Robert Arnold, who once served on the board of trustees for the then Columbus Public Schools.
The building is now adorned with a grand stairway, a high-tech auditorium and huddle rooms for student meetings.
"Physically they've opened it up so that the spaces are larger which allows for students and faculty and staff to interact with each other," said CSU President Chris Markwood. "But we've also opened up through technology throughout the building so students can connect and interact with other engage technology-wise."
The facelift to Arnold Hall came through a nearly $5 million appropriation from the Georgia Legislature.
Representative Calvin Smyre, Senator Ed Harbison, and the Columbus delegation were on hand for the ribbon cutting.