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New health sciences building is 'Topped Off'

Board members Nancy Seim and Kathy Boellstorff sign the beam.
Dr. Dale Kruse, Linda Hartman, Kathy Boellstorff, Dr. Paul Illich, Nancy Seim, James Garver, Steve Ottmann and Dr. Ellen Weissinger stand behind the beam.
Dr. Paul Illich addresses the crowd.
The final beam is placed.

Southeast Community College celebrated its latest construction project, a $25 million Health Sciences building on the Lincoln Campus, with a “Topping Off” ceremony where the last steel beam was placed on the structure.

“This building will have an enormous impact on the SCC community and our 15-county service area by increasing the capacity to provide quality, highly skilled, caring professionals in careers where there is currently shortages in the healthcare workforce,” said Jill Sand, Health Sciences Dean at SCC. “The building will increase collaboration, innovation and excellence in learning for health sciences students with the goal to better prepare them for their future workplace.”

The new 81,909 square-foot building will include 14 state-of-the-art health science labs, eight classrooms, student collaboration spaces, faculty offices, an innovative area simulating a real-life medical setting, outdoor learning spaces, and more.

During the week leading up to the ceremony, SCC students and staff were able to sign the beam, which was symbolically placed to mark the ending of the first phase of the building process. Hausmann Construction placed the beam after a short program of speakers.

“This ‘Topping Off’ ceremony is a celebration of the dynamic, learner-centered transformation happening at SCC to better serve our students and community,” Sand added. “The Health Sciences Division is so excited to see the new home for our 16 healthcare programs move closer to completion.”

In addition to Hausmann Construction, BCDM Architects and Perkins & Will helped design the structure. The building is scheduled to be completed in late 2020.


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Andrea Gallagher
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