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Topping Out Celebration for Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center set for Nov. 16

WHAT:  As construction continues on the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, workers and supporters will hold a Topping Out Celebration to commemorate the placement of the final steel beam on the new structure.

BACKGROUND: The placing of the final beam marks a milestone in the center’s 18-month construction project, and the ceremony will include remarks from State Chief Information Officer and Georgia Technology Authority Executive Director Calvin Rhodes, Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, Augusta Technical College President Terry Elam, and Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis.

Located adjacent to land on Augusta University’s Riverfront Campus, the 167,000-square-foot, state-owned center, which is projected to be completed July 2018, will house a variety of cyber-related companies and provide cyber research and educational opportunities for several state and local entities, including Augusta University’s Cyber Institute and recently launched School of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 16

WHERE: The future site of the Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, One 11th St., Augusta

OPPORTUNITIES: Video, photography, and interview opportunities will be available. If you plan to cover this event, call Danielle Harris at 706-564-9282 by 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15.

DOWNLOADS: Download updated renderings, a hyperlapse video of construction and media b-roll of the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center with the password “media.”

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Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or deharris1@augusta.edu.