FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2005
Groundbreaking Set for Science/Math Expansion
College of the Canyons continues to move dirt around as the college's plans are underway for making a 32, 403 sq. ft expansion to the Laboratory Building on campus. Although numerous contractors and construction workers have already begun mobilizing storage bins and bulldozers, an official groundbreaking ceremony will be held this Thursday, October 20 at 10 a.m. at the construction site on the COC campus.
College of the Canyons Superintendent-President Dr. Dianne Van Hook and the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will be in attendance along with a number of College of the Canyons administrators and faculty. The public is also invited to attend the event.
The Laboratory Expansion Project, funded in part by Measure C, the local bond measure approved by voters in 2001, will provide additional laboratory and classroom space for the Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics/Astronomy and Allied Heath departments and will provide additional support space for the Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Program.
"The expansion will be a tremendous bonus to all of the departments currently existing in the L-building," said Sue Bozman, Dean of Communications and Marketing at College of the Canyons. "The ground breaking ceremony on Thursday will be one of many, as the college has also made plans to expand the Physical Education and Technology Buildings, the library and break ground on the Canyon Country Education and University Centers as well."
The tentative completion date for the expansion of the Laboratory Building is set for Summer of 2007.