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Reinhardt University will host a ribbon cutting Oct. 10 to unveil the recently renovated spaces of Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center.

“We are quite fortunate to be in a community where partnerships are so welcomed, and where everyone works together for a common good,” said Dr. Kina S. Mallard, Reinhardt President. “With the help of Cherokee County and the Sequoyah Regional Library System, we have created a beautiful multi-use space for the Reinhardt family and community.”

The renovation was made possible by approval of the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners and the Sequoyah Regional Library System to release $1 million of voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax money. SPLOST funds are 1 percent of the county’s overall sales tax.

“The Board of Trustees at Reinhardt University is grateful and thankful for the wonderful community partnership,” said Billy Hasty, chairman of the Reinhardt Board of Trustees. “I would like to thank everyone involved in making this possible. This effort will expand resources for our students at Reinhardt and also continue to serve our neighbors in Waleska.”

The 14,411-square-foot renovated space includes an innovative learning space, classrooms, technology and a new community room. The total square footage also includes a portion of the first level of the building. The large meeting room will enhance programming opportunities for both the University and the Waleska communities.

The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. The University will be offering shuttle transportation from the parking lot beside Waleska United Methodist Church to the library.

Media is requested to RSVP to Erika Neldner at