"Let the construction get under way!" declared Dr. Devin Stephenson, president of Three Rivers College, at the conclusion of a ceremony to mark the start of the college's Eastern Campus.
And the construction of its Sikeston site is coming none too soon. Stephenson told the standing-room-only crowd at Life Church, where the ceremony was conducted due to recent rains, that the current Sikeston campus is at capacity and having to turn students away.
The new facility, when completed near the intersection of Highways 61/60 is expected to provide room for 1,500 students. It will feature state-of-the-art computer and science labs, LPN-to-RN program facilities, a Learning Resource Center and an exhibit hall/auditorium. Also it will serve as a base for Three Rivers' workforce development programs, which provide training and education for employers.