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Campus groundbreakings

Eastern Wyoming College, Columbia College and Truett-McConnell College ready new facilities
University Business, May 2016
  • The Career and Technical Education Center will add nearly 69,000 square feet to Eastern Wyoming College.
  • Columbia College’s $1.9 million quad will reshape the heart of campus.
  • The George Blaurock Student Wellness Center at Truett-McConnell College will be open to the public and feature a three-court gymnasium that seats 1,200, a 9,000-square-foot aquatic center.

Career and Technical Education Center

Eastern Wyoming College

Adding nearly 69,000 square feet to Eastern Wyoming College, the $23 million Career and Technical Education Center will be home to the welding and joint technology, machine tooling, cosmetology and health technology programs. It will also house community education and workforce development classes.

The two-story facility—featuring 50 classrooms and meeting spaces, a lecture hall, a welding lab and space to expand—replaces multiple, older facilities. Slaterpaull Architects (Denver) created the design while FCI Constructors Inc. (Cheyenne) is the construction manager at risk for the center, slated to be completed by August 2017.

Campus quad

Columbia College (Missouri)

Columbia College’s $1.9 million quad will reshape the heart of campus, providing better connections to existing structures and a true hub for students. The new space will feature an amphitheater for outdoor classes, presentations and performances; a fountain; a sheltered dining pavilion; a garden honoring Christian college heritage; and a new, centrally located campus safety office.

Portions of the quad will be paved with bricks engraved with donor names. Simon Oswald Architecture (Columbia) is the designer and Reinhardt Construction (Centralia) is the general contractor of the quad, which is expected to be completed by fall 2016.

The George Blaurock Student Wellness Center

Truett-McConnell College (Georgia)

Named after one of the 16th century founders of the Anabaptist movement, the 69,000-square-foot George Blaurock Student Wellness Center will be open to the public and feature a three-court gymnasium that seats 1,200, a 9,000-square-foot aquatic center, 6,000-square-foot fitness center, two racquetball courts and an indoor track.

It will also include student lounges, a cafe on each floor, a conference room and offices for sports and student services. Designed by Wakefield, Beasley & Associates (Alpharetta) and built by Focus Design Builders (Wake Forest, North Carolina), the center is expected to open in January 2017.

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