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Furman Univ. opens new $6.4M facility

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The Herring Center for Continuing Education at Furman University. (Oct. 18, 2012/FOX Carolina) The Herring Center for Continuing Education at Furman University. (Oct. 18, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Furman University officials cut the ribbon on their newest campus building Thursday.

The 23,000-square-foot Herring Center for Continuing Education will house offices and classrooms.

The university's director of continuing education, Brad Bechtold, said it will provide a central location for members of the Greenville community looking to take advantage of Furman classes without becoming full-time students.

"We have tremendous educational opportunities for the community for all ages and interests, both children, youth, adults and our corporate education programs. Also, we have an undergraduate degree program for working adults so folks can come here in the evening and get their Furman degree at night," Bechtold said.

Construction on the $6.4 million building was completed last month.

The Herring Center is located next to the Younts Conference Center and across from Timmons Arena.

The naming gift for the center was provided by Furman graduates Sarah and Gordon Herring of Greenville, a university representative said.

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