Press Release: Florida A&M University
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly remodeled College of Education building at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10. The ceremony will take place on site at the Gore Education Center located at 501 Gamble Street. The general public is invited to attend.
“This is a very exciting time in the history of Florida A&M University and especially in the College of Education,” Interim Dean Patricia Green-Powell said. “We are very fortunate to be housed in the newly renovated Gore Education Center because the facility offers education majors unique opportunities to interact in an environment designed to support technology-rich learning and 21st century skills.”
The renovations to the Gore Education Center began in July 2011. The project cost is estimated at $10 million, which includes a complete renovation. The building was originally constructed in 1968 and was named after FAMU’s fifth president George W. Gore Jr.
Technology renovations include:
• Two Student Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) classrooms
that are highly collaborative and computer rich for large enrollment courses;
• A teaching lab and observation room for graduate psychology courses;
• Wireless infrastructure throughout the building;
• Three videoconferencing rooms equipped with Cisco telepresence technology, including one classroom designated for teaching a course in Ghana, Africa;
• Four computer labs;
• 17 smart classrooms with touch smart boards; and
• Cable television provided by Campus Televideo Systems, FAMU’s own cable system.