Clayton State University had a ribbon-cutting today for one of the oldest buildings on the 42-year old campus.
The Clayton State College of Arts & Sciences was celebrating the newly-renovated Natural and Behavioral Sciences (NBS) Building with a ceremony that included representatives of the architects (2WR) and contractor (Hogan Construction Group) for the renovation, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, and Clayton State President Dr. Thomas J. “Tim” Hynes.
One of the campus’ original facilities, previously named the Business and Health Sciences (BHS) Building, NBS has just undergone an extensive interior facelift, and has been given a new name in conjunction with its new tenants. As of the start of classes in August, BHS was renamed the Natural and Behavioral Sciences Building; home to both the University’s natural science programs (e.g., biology, chemistry) and the psychology program. NBS also houses Clayton State’s new First-Year Advising & Retention Center.
“This building will provide much needed laboratory and office space,” noted Arts & Sciences Dean Dr. Nasser Momayezi in his welcome to an overflow crowd in one of the renovated classrooms.
Clayton State’s leadership saw its priorities to put the funding where it was needed the most,” added Sheree Srader, director of Contracts and Services for the Board of Regents. “I applaud the whole team for what you’ve done here.”
Hynes spoke on the importance of partnerships in making a project like the NBS renovation a reality, expressing Clayton State’s gratitude to the architects, contractor and the Board of Regents staff. He also noted the significance of Clayton State renovating an existing building to meet its academic needs.
“You can never accomplish `epic’ by yourself,” he said. “Our ambitions are epic. We can achieve great things with others. With partnerships, we have achieved a better place for learning for our students and faculty.
“This building will serve as a constant demonstration that Clayton State is an extraordinary steward of state funds.