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Hartnell Gears up for Groundbreaking of Science Building

April 11th, 2014

SALINAS, Calif. - Hartnell Community College District announces the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Science Center Building on Thursday, April 24, 2014. This new construction is thanks to the residents of the Hartnell CCD for supporting the passage of Measure H which is providing the funding for the construction of the science building.

The Program and BBQ is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will be near the center of campus in front of the construction site at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA. The community is invited.

The land is clear and ready for construction. The building will provide 54,000 square feet to contain six lecture spaces, ten laboratories, and the planetarium. The new building is scheduled to open for the spring semester 2016.

The building will support Hartnell’s efforts to be a leader in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. Among the subjects to be taught will be biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, geology, microbiology, field science, anatomy, engineering, and astronomy.

"The construction of the new science building aligns perfectly with our vision of growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement," said Dr. Willard Lewallen, superintendent/president of Hartnell Community College District. "Students will have the opportunity to pursue STEM education in a world class facility, engage in exciting and innovative learning experiences, and students will soar to heights of academic achievement with the support of outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators."

The new building is schedule to open for the spring semester 2016. If you have any questions please contact Director of Facilities, Operations, and Asset Management, Joseph Reyes at 831-755-6814.

Hartnell Community College District

The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.