Thursday, October 16, 2014

Breaking in the Yellowstone Building

Last week we had the pleasure of breaking in our new building at two fantastic events: the Yellowstone Building Dedication and Open House on Tuesday and the Foundation Gala on Saturday night.

Below are excerpted comments from both events and some photos:

We had a number of funding partners to make this project possible. The State of Wyoming invested approximately $9 million. This is the first time we've received state resources for a construction project at Northwest College and we are thankful to the Wyoming Legislature.

The college’s trustees courageously tapped into reserves to put forth $2 million. Our students were also part of the equation with the addition of a $5 per credit hour fee.

The NWC Foundation raised over $900,000 in private funds. I'm deeply grateful to the NWC Foundation and our donors for their tremendous support of students and the enhancement of academics at Northwest College.

I appreciate the time, energy and generosity of our construction partners, the State Construction Division, Sletten Construction, and CTA Architects. As well I am thankful for NWC employees who worked tirelessly on this project (you know who you are).

The building’s importance to the college, its programs, faculty and students cannot be overstated.

with former NWC President SinClair Orendorff

with a (fake) cigar in my hand

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