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Armstrong plans major expansion in Liberty County

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Armstrong's main campus in Savannah. Armstrong's main campus in Savannah.

Armstrong Atlantic State University announced on Wednesday expansion plans for Armstrong-Liberty Center.

The expansion is in partnership with the city of Hinesville. It will be funded by a $6 million in infrastructure and land acquisition from the city of Hinesville and $4.7 million in state funding, according to a university news release.

"This formalizes construction of a long-anticipated and much-needed facility," said Armstrong President Linda Bleicken, in a statement. "Our partnership with the city of Hinesville allows an expanded presence to create new educational pathways in the region for students of all ages. Armstrong also looks forward to serving the military population, their families, and other adult students with the flexible options we are able to provide."

The expanded center would include programs tailored to working professionals and military members.

New Associate of Science degrees in science and technology would be added. New education degree and certificate programs will also be added.

The new center will allow students who live in Liberty County and in nearby areas to earn their associate degree while living at home and to finish their bachelor's degrees at the main campus in Savannah. 

The expanded center in Hinesville will allow for more dual-enrollment students, who are high school students who enroll in college courses before they graduate, according to the university.

Construction could early as fall 2013. Classes at the expanded center are projected to begin in the spring 2015 semester. 

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