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.