Virginia Western Community College opens $26 million structure

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Just in time for Wednesday’s launch of the fall semester, Virginia Western Community College officially opened its first new building in 20 years.

The $26 million structure at Colonial Avenue and McNeil Drive in Roanoke has been in the works for years. The new Center for Science and Health Professions will provide more space and updated technology for courses, including nursing, dental hygiene and basic lab sciences, some of the college’s fastest-growing areas of study.

The new space will mimic what students will find in the workforce, officials said, leaving them better prepared for high-demand health care jobs.

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