Groundbreaking held for new residence hall in Milford

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(L-R) Sam Pfleger, Zach James, Aaron Epps, Ed Koster, Nancy Seim, Dr. Paul Illich, Ben Huck, Brent Schluckebier, Stacy Riley and Glenn Pasho dig into the ground at the site.

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 Risk method.

A new Diesel Technology building also will break ground in Milford, with a target completion date of December 2019.

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
agallagher@southeast.edu