FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2005
GROUNDBREAKING FOR CANYON COUNTRY EDUCATION CENTER
Subject: Groundbreaking Ceremony
Time: 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2005 (The event should take about 45 minutes)
Place: The groundbreaking site is located on the east side of Sierra Highway, just past Linda Vista and the old "Honey House." Signs will direct you where to park.
Contacts: John McElwain, (661) 362-3494; Eric Harnish, (661) 362-3400
Event: A groundbreaking ceremony for a new College of the Canyons Education Center (a second campus) on Sierra Highway in Canyon Country.
Speaking at the event will be Joan MacGregor, President of the college's Board of Trustees; Dianne G. Van Hook, Superintendent-President; Mr. Bob Kellar, Councilmember, City of Santa Clarita; Dr. Carole Long, Interim Vice President, Instruction and Community Extension; and Mr. Ryan Manning, College of the Canyons student.
Located on a 70-acre site along Sierra Highway, the Canyon Country Educational Center will be open for classes in 24,000 square feet of modular buildings in the 2006-07 school year, and is expected to draw 3,000 students from the eastern Santa Clarita Valley.
The first permanent building on campus could start construction as early as 2007. The State of California has approved an $18 million allocation in capital outlay funds for a 50,000-square-foot building.