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Georgia's newest public college is all grown up
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Georgia's newest public college is all grown up

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Gwinnett College has come a long way in a short time.

The first four-year public college to open in Georgia in more than a century started operations in 2006 with just two buildings, a grassy parking lot and a little more than 100 juniors as its initial students.

Now, a brand new library and student center flank a sprawling quad where students play football and Frisbee. Down a winding walking path are dorms, intramural fields and a $7 million lab science building still under construction.

Enrollment is expected to top 8,000 in the fall. And on Thursday, Georgia Gwinnett will award diplomas to the first class of students who began there as freshmen.

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