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Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting set for Lincoln Campus addition

The dust is settling, and the noise is slowly subsiding.

It's almost time to open the doors.

Southeast Community College will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 21 for the newest addition to its Lincoln Campus: a welcome center/classroom addition.

The public is invited to attend the event at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the 8800 O St. campus. There will be a short ceremony, a ribbon cutting, activities, tours, and refreshments.

Dr. Jack Huck, SCC president, said the addition will provide a larger space for key College services, including admissions, financial aid, registration, and bill-paying, as well as additional classroom space.

"We're very excited to make this new space available," Huck said. "It will accommodate significant future growth that we experience."

A welcome center, a "one-stop" student services center, nine classrooms, and a large multipurpose room occupy the majority of the upper level. Seven classrooms, a computer lab and faculty/staff office space have been added to the lower level. The addition was built on to the existing structure near the Business Administration section.

Construction on the 65,000 square-foot addition, called the V Section, began about 14 months ago. SCC's Board of Governors awarded the project to Cheever Construction Company of Lincoln. The project's cost is around $7 million and was paid for out of the College's capital improvement fund.

More than 400 additional parking spaces also were added.

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For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing
402-323-3401
sosterthun@southeast.edu