Immediate – June 3, 2010
Media Contact: Alicia Steger
Groundbreaking on New Life Sciences Building at Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY -
- WHO: Nassau Community College
- WHAT: Groundbreaking on the new Life Sciences Building College, state and local officials are expected to attend
- WHEN: Friday, June 11, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.
- WHERE: Nassau Community College Campus D Garden City, New York Adjacent to the cluster buildings on the north end of campus - south of Stewart Avenue off Endo Boulevard (Rain location Room 252/253 of the College Center Building)
* WHY: Construction began this spring on a $40 million Life Sciences Building that will house the Nursing and Chemistry departments, benefitting approximately 1,300 students annually. The building will be “U” shaped with glass walls lining, and an open-air courtyard enclosed in, the inside of the U. It will incorporate smart boards and wireless technology throughout. The building design seeks to attain a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “Gold” certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The architect on the project is Canon Designs; the construction manager is Jacobs Engineering; and the construction contractor is Aurora Contractors. Construction on the Life Sciences Building is expected to take 20 months.
* FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Joseph Muscarella, Vice President of Administration and Planning, at 516.572.0605.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 23,000 full- and part-time students and nearly 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.