Gulf Coast State College buries a time capsule

Today, Gulf Coast State College buried a time capsule with memories from the weeks and months following Hurricane Michael. (WJHG/WECP)

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Gulf Coast State College held a remembrance ceremony for the one-year anniversary of the college reopening after Hurricane Michael.

As a way to always remember and honor the resiliency of the Gulf Coast faculty, staff and students, a time capsule was buried and set to be opened in 25 years.

It contained such things as photos, articles, letters and other memorabilia of the storm. The capsule was designed and built by Gulf Coast engineering students and faculty in the Advanced Technology Center.

It's a collection of the personal items and chronicles of the days and months following the storm and reflected on how people dealt with the effects of Hurricane Michael.

Dr. John Holdnak recalled the days following the storm,"You were in temporary buildings or you were in no buildings at all and you had to travel to other colleges and use their facilities. If you were an athlete chances are real good that you played in somebody else's gym for months and months. All of those kinds of things were things that we had to do just to make sure we could take care of the important stuff and the important stuff is keeping the hopes and dreams of students at Gulf Coast State College alive."

At the same time, a capsule that was buried in 1992-93 was opened.

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