A new 52,000 square foot
building will be the next addition to Southeast Community College’s Beatrice
Campus. A groundbreaking took place on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
The proposed $19-million
multidisciplinary building will include classrooms, health and science labs as
well as a multi-functional room that can be used for many purposes. Hausmann
Construction is building the facility and it’s designed by BVH Architecture and
“This will be an awesome
upgrade for our campus and for the region,” said Bob Morgan, Vice President of
Program Development and Campus Director. “It will provide a high-tech
classroom environment that will enhance our educational and growth
opportunities. It will also provide a learning and conference area for local
businesses to use for training opportunities.”
Beatrice Mayor Stan Wirth
said the students who will be learning in the new structure will become part of
the skilled workforce.
“This is a great day for
Southeast Community College and the community of Beatrice,” Wirth said. “When I
came to Beatrice in 1971, the building over my shoulder (Hoover Hall) was six
years old, and I thought it was a state-of-the-art facility.” Hoover is being
razed as part of SCC’s facilities master plan. “I look forward to the continued
transformation of the future.”
Students from Health, Arts
and Sciences, Business and Criminal Justice programs will be able to utilize
the various classrooms. Construction will be complete by August of 2020.
*Picture: (L-R) Walker Zulkoski, Ngage; Angie Bruna, Beatrice Chamber;
Kristine Dorn, BVH; Stan Wirth, Mayor; Matt Huls, Hausmann Construction; Bob
Morgan, SCC; Dr. Paul Illich, SCC; Steve Ottmann, SCC; Ellen Weissinger, SCC;
Kathy Boellstorff, SCC; Dale Kruse, SCC; Nancy Seim, SCC.