Resident Center an Important Part of MSC's Academic Offerings in
By Sheron Smith
Dr. Alan Bickford, Macon State
College English professor, teaches a class at the Robins Resident
by Tiffany Brown
new Warner Robins Campus may be getting most of the fanfare these
days, but Macon State College also serves Houston County in another
The College is well into its fourth decade of operation at the
Robins Resident Center on Robins Air Force Base. Created in 1970
as a collaboration between the University System of Georgia and
the Base, the RRC plays a vital role in meeting the higher education
needs of military and civilian personnel.
While College officials expect many Robins personnel to take classes
at the new Warner Robins Campus, located just a half mile from the
main gate of the Base, Macon State’s RRC programs will continue
to be available for their convenience.
“We think it’s important to maintain that presence
at Robins Air Force Base,” said Mike Hale, who as Warner Robins
Campus executive director also provides administrative oversight
of the RRC’s programs. “We’ve built strong relationships
with the Base in several areas, and the RRC represents one of the
most important partnerships we have.”
Macon State offers courses in the University System’s core
curriculum at the RRC. The College also offers a 30-credit-hour
business certificate program especially designed for military personnel.
The certificate meets all the requirements of the Community College
of the Air Force, a sort of educational clearinghouse through which
military personnel can combine academic work earned at traditional
colleges with the technical training they receive during their service.
Military personnel and their spouses and children who want to earn
the business certificate are eligible to apply for Georgia HOPE
grants, which cover tuition and help pay for books.
For more information about Macon State College’s
programs at the Robins Resident Center, call Pella Murphy at 327-7307
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.