Alfond Campus groundbreaking and sign unveiling
Hinckley, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) began a new chapter in its history Nov. 20 with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for a new classroom and laboratory building at the college’s Harold Alfond Campus in Hinckley.
The 16,500 square-foot building will be completed in time for the start of the 2014 fall semester, when KVCC will officially open the Alfond Campus. It will be the first new building on the campus.
The building will contain classrooms, faculty offices, laboratories, a computer lab, a 60-seat tiered auditorium, a student lounge and informal learning space. This new structure is central to KVCC’s transition to a two-campus college by next fall. Many of the college’s existing academic programs currently located at the Fairfield campus will move to an existing classroom building on the Alfond Campus in Hinckley. A set of new programs – including Maine’s first two-year degree and certificate programs in sustainable agriculture, food science, and culinary arts – will be based in the new building.
Designed with the goal of achieving net zero energy status, the building will incorporate geothermal wells and a large photovoltaic panel array on its roof to supply electricity and energy for heating and cooling.
Read the full announcement here...
Read President Richard Hopper's remarks at the event here...
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