Two Groundbreaking Ceremonies Held for The Gadsden State Community College System


Gadsden State Community College hosted two groundbreakings today on separate campuses. At the Ayers campus, there will be an addition to the Cheaha Career Center. This addition will create room for more general education classes for technical and transfer programs.

The addition will include eight classrooms, six offices, and a 140 seat lecture hall. Both projects are being funded by a $25 million bond issue approved last year by the Alabama Community College System. Director of External Affairs for the Community College System Boone Kinard says it’s all for the students.

Another ceremony took place at the East Broad Campus for a new science building on the corner of Wallace Drive and East Cardinal Drive. The new science building will replace the 51-year-old Bowder Hall building.

The new building will have over 57,000 square feet of classrooms, laboratories, offices, an auditorium and a tornado shelter. President of Gadsden State Doctor Martha Lavender says it’s a great time to be a student at Gadsden State.

Doctor Lavender also says renovations to Allen Hall on the Wallace Drive Campus will begin soon. Doctor Lavender believes all three projects will be complete in the summer of 2019.

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