POWELL, Wyo. - Northwest College invites the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Yellowstone Building at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16.
Operating the shovels will be Mark Westerhold, president of the NWC Board of Trustees, NWC President Paul Prestwich, NWC Foundation President Jim Linton and NWC Student Senate President Victoria Price.
Each will offer brief remarks before breaking ground near the tennis courts on Seventh St. where construction will take place.
The 47,000-square-foot building will house nursing, allied health, criminal justice and law enforcement education programs, along with a community conference center to accommodate workforce training programs, conferences, community events and larger-venue demands. It will also be home to the Communication Program and the Social Science and Education Division.
Funding was provided in large part by the Wyoming Legislature, which contributed $9.38 million toward construction. The college partnered with the NWC Foundation to raise the remaining $5 million of the $14.25 million project in a multi-faceted approach that utilized college reserves, a fundraising campaign, commercial loan and revenue generated by a new student credit hour fee.
Construction on the Yellowstone Building is scheduled to get underway in mid-June and be completed by fall 2014.