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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2010
Mentry Hall Expansion Ribbon-Cutting on Sept. 8
Subject: Ribbon-cutting ceremony
Time: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010
Place: College of the Canyons Art Gallery (Mentry Hall)
Contact: John McElwain, (661) 362-5604; Eric Harnish (661) 362-3400
Event: A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 32,040-square-foot, $10.7 million Mentry Hall Expansion Project. The expansion project has being funded by Measure M, a general-obligation bond passed by local voters in November 2006.
The expansion project added two computer labs, a large lecture room, 11 classrooms, a 2-D drawing classroom, a life/drawing classroom, two conference rooms and 12 offices. It increased the overall size of Mentry Hall to 76,339 square feet. The expanded Mentry Hall opened for classes on Aug. 23, the start of the fall 2010 semester.
Klassen Construction Management was both architect and contractor for the project.
Mentry Hall houses the following College of the Canyons programs and activities:
- Media Entertainment Arts (Formerly RTVF)
- Architectural Drafting and Technology
- Interior Design
- Visual Art and Art History
- Graphic and Multimedia Design
- Art Gallery
Speaking at the event will be Mr. Scott Wilk, president of the college’s Board of Trustees; Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook, chancellor of College of the Canyons, and Dr. Floyd Moos, division dean, fine and performing arts.