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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 09-08-09 MentryGB Med Ad
September 8, 2009
Groundbreaking Event for Mentry Hall Expansion Project
Subject: Groundbreaking Ceremony
Time: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009
Place: College of the Canyons Art Gallery (Mentry Hall)
Contact: John McElwain, (661) 362-5604; Eric Harnish (661) 362-3400
Event: Groundbreaking ceremony for the 32,040-square-foot, $10.7-million Mentry Hall Expansion Project. The building is being funded by Measure M, a general-obligation bond passed by voters in 2006.
The expansion project will add 16 classrooms, 12 offices and two conference rooms, as well as increase the size of Mentry Hall to 76,339 square feet
Klassen Construction Management is both architect and contractor for the project, which is projected to be completed by fall 2010.
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 Ms. Joan MacGregor, president of the college’s Board of Trustees; Dr. Floyd Moos, division dean, fine and performing arts; and Dr. Dianne Van Hook, chancellor of College of the Canyons.