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College Center in South Sioux City Grand Opening Will be April 20

Published: 4-7-2011 3:40 pm

The grand opening for College Center will be held at 1:30 p.m. April 20 in South Sioux City, Neb. The ceremony celebrating this unique higher education partnership features remarks by Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, Wayne State College Interim President Curt Frye, Dr. Bill Path, president of Northeast Community College, and Stan Carpenter, chancellor of the Nebraska State College System, among others.

The 39,600 square-foot building at 1001 College Way in South Sioux City, Neb., opened for classes March 14.

"The grand opening ceremony is an important milestone in Wayne State's partnership with Northeast Community College," WSC President Frye said. "We are excited to bring several of our excellent programs to the Siouxland area, which is one of the fastest growing regions in our service area."

"The transition to our new facility was a smooth one," said Pam Miller, dean of the College Center. "The students, faculty and staff are truly enjoying all the amenities of this beautiful new building and we are excited to share it with the public at our grand opening."

College Center Student Ambassadors will give tours of the $12 million facility after the ribbon cutting, program and refreshments. In addition to classrooms, laboratories, staff and faculty offices, College Center features study areas, meeting and conference rooms, a community meeting room, bookstore, and a student center with computers, printers, copiers, and other resources. 
Through a partnership between Northeast Community College and Wayne State College, students are able to take all of their necessary classes at the College Center to earn certificates, diplomas, and associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in a variety of areas such as elementary education, business administration and criminal justice. 


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