Salt Community College dignitaries attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Instructional and Administration building at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Last Wednesday SLCC held its official groundbreaking ceremony with SLCC President Dr. Cynthia Bioteau, Taylorsville Mayor Russ Wall, and other officials in attendance.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Alder Amphitheater, with around 60 people in attendance. The ceremony brought out officials from Taylorsville and SLCC. Among the dignitaries that attended there was the Honorable Senator Micheal Waddoups, Senator Mayne, Chair Person Board of Trustees Jesselie B. Anderson and Student Body President Liu Vakapuna.
President Bioteau delivered the opening speech, thanking all community members, trustees and local officials for attending. She stated that SLCC is ranked third in the nation for degrees confirmed in May.
“The majority of the building will go to learning space. I can’t wait to be a part of it,” Bioteau said.
There was a short speech made by Senator Waddoups in which he said that SLCC is the best deal in education in the state – and that he also considered it to be number one.
Mayor Wall gave a speech that included the history of the college and his family. He said he is a supporter of the college.
“I’m proud to have the college in Taylorsville. It’s a great campus in a great city. SLCC is a great school. This new building is like icing on the cake,” Wall said.
The groundbreaking kicked off with chosen dignitaries driving shovels into the ground. Bioteau, Waddoups, Wall, Anderson and Vakapuna were all granted the honor.
The new building is funded by a $29 million appropriation by the Utah State Legislature. It will be a 136 thousand square foot building, with 75 thousand feet devoted to classrooms and student spaces. This will help the college to use less portable classrooms. The proposed completion date for the building is fall 2012.