Exactly two years to the day since ground was broken on the $30 million Student and Academic Suppor t Center addition and renovation at Southeast Community College (SCC, www.southeast.edu), the space was officially dedicated.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 28 on the Lincoln Campus to celebrate modern, expanded spaces to improve access for students in vital academic support services.

The project involved the construction of approximately 26,000-squarefeet that included a two-story addition and the renovation of approximately 80,000-square-feet of existing spaces. Areas with renovated space include the Welcome Center, Advising, Adult Education, Instructional Design/Virtual Learning, Information Technology, the Student Activities Center, Student Enrollment & Accounts, Safety/Security/Campus Office, Student Support Center, Testing Center, Veteran’s Connect Center, Course Ground Coffee and the Information desk. Many private study rooms and wellness rooms for personal use also were added.

The project also addressed vital fire and life safety needs, including fire suppression (sprinkling) of the current gymnasium, appropriate firewall separations and appropriate egress, all in adherence to current fire and life safety code.

SCC plays a vital role for our communities in southeast Nebraska by bridging the higher education affordability gap and filling a need for a qualified workforce in Nebraska. Find more information about Southeast Community College at www.southeast.edu.