Woods Academic Center dedicated

May 25th, 2006    Author: Michael Bradley    Filed Under: News

At its annual community breakfast May 18, the University of Cincinnati Clermont College dedicated its new West Woods Academic Center building with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The West Woods Academic Center, which is the fifth building built on the campus in six years, is a two-story, 14,000 square foot addition at the west end of the Peter-Jones Building, connected via a two-story bridge.

The building contains six classrooms, 20 full time faculty offices, and 20 adjunct faculty cubicles. There are also two conference rooms and a student lounge area.

With the Clermont College experiencing a 30 percent growth over the last four years, the addition will provide the college with needed space for instruction and faculty offices.

Clermont College Dean of Students David Devier said that the Academic Center is a welcome addition to the campus.

The ribbon-cutting delegation included, from left, UC Student Melanie Hayes, UC Clermont College Dean David H. Devier, UC Construction Manager John Childress, UC President Nancy Zimpher, UC Clermont College Student Tribunal President Amy Moore, UC Clermont College Associate Dean Mick McLaughlin (reaching from behind with scissors), UC Senior Vice President and Provost Anthony Perzigian, Architect Michael Schuster of Michael Schuster and Associates, UC Clermont College Associate Professor Sue Trakas, Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, UC Associate Vice President Ray Renner, UC Clermont College Adjunct Associate Professor Tom Breen, UC Director Construction Management-Renovations Annmarie Thurnquist, UC Clermont College Advisory Council Vice Chair Robin White and UC student Meredith Hayes.
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