Florence-Darlington Tech opens new student activities areas

Florence-Darlington Technical College has opened its recently renovated Student Activities areas on the ground floor of the 5000 Building on the College's main campus. The extensive modernization project was completed just in time for the first day of classes for the spring 2013 semester.

Florence architect Hal Fuller designed the improvements and Carolina Construction of Cheraw built the upgrades. The total cost was just over $281,000.

The renovations to the Student Activities' areas were done in three phases beginning with the enlargement of the College's bookstore. The next area to be modernized was the cafeteria which features a full services Subway restaurant. The third and final phase was a complete renovation of the student lounge and Student Activities and Athletics offices.

FDTC President Dr. Charles Gould praised the renovations and said, "We hope these upgrades will please our growing student body as well as staff and faculty members at our College." This is the first renovation to the Student Activities area since the 5000 Building was completed in 1975.