College breaks ground on a building for disabled students

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The carefully arranged mound of light brown dirt required little digging.

In the latest ceremonial groundbreaking Monday, Gov. Christie, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, and local officials marked the symbolic beginning of a new building on the campus of Gloucester County College in Sewell to help disabled students move into college life.

The site where construction is expected to begin this month on the $4 million project is several blocks away on an overgrown field. So officials tossed a few shovels of dirt onto a brick sidewalk outside the Eugene J. McCaffrey Sr. College Center.

The 14,550-square-foot building will house the Adult Center for Transition program for special-needs students. The ACT program helps close the loop between education and vocational services provided to disabled students after they leave high school.

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