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CAPE COD COMMUNITY COLLEGE RECEIVES $25 MILLION IN STATE BOND FUNDS TOWARD NEW SCIENCE/ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES by on July 10, 2018 • views: 576

For years the Science Building and Lecture Hall Complex at Cape Cod Community College has been on the State’s list for significant renovation or replacement. A 2015 Study found that simply renovating the academic hall would not appropriately accommodate student needs, but a lack of available funds for a brand new building stunted the project from progressing.

On Tuesday July 10, CCCC President John Cox finally heard what he’d been hoping for: Governor Charlie Baker commit $25 million to the designing and construction of a new science and engineering center on the campus.

The need for this new building has been stressed by affiliates of the school for several years, as Cox explained, the biggest obstacle is the money. The State’s new investment, although extremely instrumental to CCCC, will not cover all the costs of the project. “We’re really talking about a $38 million project.” he stated. About $13 million must come from other sources and donors, including the college itself. Additional studies must also take place to identify the appropriate teaching spaces necessary to support the students and community, as well as the architectural layout.

The current plan calls for the construction of the new building directly adjacent to the old one, which will be removed just after the project’s completion. The process will not be a quick one, estimating about 3 1/2 years to complete, but will undoubtedly be worth the time and effort. “This is a pivotal moment in the life of our College,” President Cox stated. “We are excited, embarking on this journey that engages our community and ultimately provides state-of-the-art facilities supporting the outstanding instruction of our students that has been the hallmark of this institution”.

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