Macon State students attending
the Warner Robins Campus dedication include, left to right,
Lori Gales, Staff Sgt. Tonya Angel, Estella Dennard, Ben Morse
and Chris Marney.
by Danny Gilleland
Gov. Sonny Perdue opened the door for the new Warner Robins Campus
five years ago during his tenure as a Georgia state senator.
• State Rep.
Larry Walker was the College’s dedicated champion in the House
of Representatives. It was through his leadership that the General
Assembly appropriated $5 million for construction and set the project
• Mayor Donald
S. Walker and the Warner Robins City Council made a critical contribution
when they secured the Warner Robins Campus property and donated
it to the University System of Georgia.
• The Board
of Regents - as part of its “A More Educated Georgia”
strategy - recognized the need for enhanced access to higher education
in the thriving communities surrounding Robins Air Force Base and
helped Macon State clear the hurdles to put the new campus on a
• The collaboration
continued as the Robins Federal Credit Union donated property for
parking and the Nola Brantley Memorial Library offered its services
as an academic resource for Macon State students.
• As the project
progressed, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss secured funding for Macon
State’s Institute for Information Management, the College’s
economic development arm now headquartered at the new Warner Robins
• Numerous local
citizens and businesses are pledging their support to Macon State
students through the College’s Foundation.