For Immediate Release



Architect's rendering of Danville Community College's new Student Center.

DANVILLE, VA, April 21, 2009 – The groundbreaking for Danville Community College’s new Student Services Center has been set for Monday, April 27, at 10 a.m. on the building’s site in the center of DCC’s main campus (located off Kemper Road in front of the Learning Resources Center). A number of local and state officials, plus students, faculty, staff and alumni are expected to attend. The architect is Calloway Johnson Moore & West, while Blair Construction Co. is the contractor. The building is scheduled for completion by spring 2010. The building is scheduled for completion by spring 2010.

DCC President Dr. Carlyle Ramsey expressed thanks to the community for its generosity in funding the $1.6 million project through the DCC Educational Foundation. He added that more than $700,000 was pledged by the Danville Kiwanis Foundation and the Danville Lions Foundation.

“This has been a long-awaited dream for the College to provide a student center,? Ramsey says. “We are especially appreciative to the community, the Danville Kiwanis Foundation and the Danville Lions Foundation for their generous contributions.?

With approximately 5,000 square feet of space, plus an additional 1,800 square feet of outdoor covered space (canopy), the facility will house the College’s food services and dining room, lounge area with fireplace and Wi-Fi connectivity, meeting room, and office space. The ground breaking ceremony will include remarks from Ramsey, DCC Board Chair Ann Brown, DCC Educational Foundation Board Chair Darren Conner, representatives from the Danville Kiwanis and Danville Lions organizations, and Student Government Association President Bobby Roach.

The public is invited to attend. For more information about the groundbreaking, contact the College at 434.797.8400, or click here.

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