CGTC names new building in honor of Roy H. “Sonny” Watson

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – “It is a great honor, to have it named after me,” says Roy H. “Sonny’ Watson.

Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) honored Watson by naming ‘The Roy H. “Sonny” Watson Health Sciences Building’ in his honor.

CGTC partnered with Houston Healthcare Systems. the hospital group donated the land.

“The main reason that we started this building was because we had to get practical nurses, license radiologist, and therapist from other counties,” says Watson. “But it was needed real bad, because we want to see CGTC graduates working at the Houston Medical Center.”

The Executive Vice President of CGTC says the new facility will play a major role in attracting medical students.

“It’s an asset that the college will use as we work to train the next generation of healthcare workforce for Central Georgia.”

Medical Sciences will be the only classes taught inside the 78,000 square feet building.
“Everybody has been working now for almost two years after the design was funded, just to get to this point today, and we’re glad to see the work finally underway,” says Scruggs.

According to school officials, the building is a 21 million dollar investment.

Many of Watson’s friends and colleagues shared stories and praised his accomplishments in Middle Georgia during Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony,

“It’s a fitting tribute given all of his contributions,” says Scruggs. “ His decades of service in the general assembly and in the community.”

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