Ground was broken Wednesday on
a new residence hall on Southeast Community College’s Milford Campus. The
54,000 square-foot building will house around 154 students and will include
suite-style rooms. It is expected to be finished in fall 2019 and will be for
both male and female students.
“This is an exciting time for
Southeast Community College,” said President Dr. Paul Illich. “We’re going
through a wonderful transformation here, and it’s time to expand our capacity
to meet the needs of the workforce.”
Earlier this year SCC’s Board
of Governors approved issuing up to $19.5 million in revenue bonds to finance
new residence halls at the Milford and Beatrice campuses, as well as a dining
facility at Beatrice.
Currently, residence halls on
the Milford Campus can house between 250 and 300 students. However, the
dormitories are aging. The last housing constructed on the campus was the
Pioneer Complex, built in 1979 (North) and 1981 (South).
The current Nebraska Hall
dormitory will be renovated because of its historic nature, while Cornhusker
Hall will eventually be razed.
Sampson Construction and
Caspers Construction will supervise the work under the Construction Manager at
A new Diesel Technology
building also will break ground in Milford, with a target completion date of