Wednesday, July 6, 2016

$4 Million Expansion of Union County College Set for Plainfield Campus


July 6, 2016, at 5:00 AM

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Health Sciences Building on the Plainfield Campus of Union County College will be expanding after getting $4 million in New Jersey state funding.
On June 18, State Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks notified UCC along with 34 other state colleges and universities of awards for project requests submitted in January.
The project will include construction of two new computer classrooms and 18 open-access classrooms.

“The expansion of the Health Sciences building is supported by the Union County Freeholders and reflects the vision of the college’s trustees to showcase Plainfield as the college’s center for career and technical education campus," Union County College President Margaret McMenamin said. "Union will continue to grow its presence in Plainfield and become part of the solution in the transformation of the city.”

The $4 million is the second award UCC has received under the 2012 “Building Our Future” bond referendum to support construction in state colleges and universities. The first of these grants funded the $1.4 million construction of two science laboratories in the Lessner Building on the Elizabeth Campus.

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