FAMU Celebrates Newly Remodeled Gore Education Center
FAMU officially cut the ribbon on the newly remodeled Gore Education Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The renovations to the Gore Education Center began in July 2011 and cost an estimated $10 million. The building was originally constructed in 1968 and was named after FAMU’s fifth president George W. Gore Jr.
The renovations included the following:
- 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.
Back in 2007, Sen. Alfred “Al” Lawson steered $8,301,606 into FAMU’s budget to help remodel the Gore Education Complex. That was followed by another $5,600,000 in 2008. Both appropriations came from Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) dollars. A portion of the Gore renovation funds are also being used to refurbish the formerly defunct Teaching Pool at the Gaither Athletic Campus.