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Governor Robert Bentley to come to Miles College for Grand Opening of Buildings

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September 5, 2013


Good Times are Rolling at Miles College




Fairfield, AL –President, Dr. George T. French Jr., proudly announces the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand-opening of the New Welcome and Admissions Center, Student Dining Center, and the 204-Bed Residence Hall, Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM on the campus of Miles College, 5500 Myron Massey Boulevard, Fairfield, Alabama.


Under the revolutionary leadership of Dr. George T. French, Jr. Miles College is strategically positioned for growth. For the first time in Miles College history, it will unveil three facilities concurrently as a result of a $20 million capital improvement project.

With the increased enrollment and the unfortunate task of having to turn students away due to the current limited space, these new buildings are a much welcomed addition to the Miles College Campus. Miles College had a record enrollment Fall 2012, and anticipates similar results this school year. As a result of increased enrollment, Miles College is experiencing full dormitories and once again had to arrange a contract with a local hotel for student residential placement assistance. The new facilities will help in accommodating the growth of the college.


Miles College administrators expect at least 5,000 attendees, for the ceremony. Guests will include hundreds of high school students, alums, board of trustee members, community leaders, political officials, students, faculty and staff all gathered to celebrate and to hear speakers such as Governor Robert Bentley who is among the impressive list slated for the dais. There will be two live radio broadcasts on campus and beverages sponsored by Coca-Cola for everyone. In addition, the Miles College Band and Choir will perform as a part of this historical program. This event is free and open to the public.


The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand-opening Celebration is a part of the Miles College Homecoming Festivities (Schedule Attached). This year’s theme is “Let the Good Times Roll.”

Media Contact: Alicia Johnson-Williams, (205)515-7781, E-mail:  ajohnson@miles.edu


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