About Macon State
Warner Robins Mayor Donald Walker gives remarks at the dedication of Walker Auditorium.
Larry Walker greets guests attending the dedication ceremony.
Macon State College formally named the Warner Robins Campus auditorium in honor of former state Rep. Larry Walker and Warner Robins Mayor Donald Walker during a dedication ceremony this past summer.
Opened in fall 2003, the Warner Robins Campus is the product of a remarkable collaboration between Macon State, the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents and Houston County civic and business leaders. The contributions of Larry Walker and Donald Walker were especially significant.
Mayor Walker and the Warner Robins City Council secured the property of the former Thomas School on Watson Boulevard and donated it to the Board of Regents for use as a college campus. Larry Walker led the way in securing a $5 million appropriation from the General Assembly to renovate what is now Thomas Hall and add a new facility, the Academic Services Building.
Today, about 2,000 students take classes at the Warner Robins Campus, a Macon State enrollment record in Houston County. Besides the University System's core curriculum, Macon State offers bachelor's degrees in business, information technology and nursing on the Warner Robins Campus, as well as the professional career nursing program.
In addition, the Warner Robins Campus is the headquarters of the College's economic development arm, the Institute for Business & Information Management.