Henderson, Nev. Nevada State College will host a ceremony for the groundbreaking of its Liberal Arts and Sciences building Thursday, May 24, at 9 a.m. behind the college’s Dawson building located at 1125 Nevada State Drive, just off Paradise Hills Drive.
Governor Jim Gibbons, Henderson Mayor James B. Gibson, Chancellor Jim Rogers, University Regent Brett Whipple and Nevada State College President Dr. Fred Maryanski are scheduled to speak at the event.
This is a landmark for not only Nevada State College, but all of higher education in Nevada, Maryanski said. As Nevada State College continues to grow and flourish, the entire university system will be enhanced.
The liberal arts and sciences building to be located at 1021 E. Paradise Hills Drive will be the first building constructed on Nevada State College’s more than 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson. Master-planning of the campus is currently taking place.
Slated for completion in summer 2008, the new building will house classrooms, offices and meeting areas for students.
Nevada State College opened its doors to students in September 2002 after the Board of Regents and the Nevada State Legislature determined the need for enhanced educational opportunities in Southern Nevada in 1997. The college, which has experienced double-digit annual growth in student enrollments for the past five years, currently enrolls 1,950 students.
NSC offers progressive bachelor’s programs in several in-demand fields of study as well as a low student-to-professor ratio and competitive tuition rates.
Representatives from Carpenter Sellers Architects and Core Construction who are working on the project will also be on hand for the event.
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