Mohave Community College unveiled a new multipurpose building on the college campus in north Mohave County.
A crowd of several dozen community members and civic leaders attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and reception. The college also offered tours of the new building in a fun and child-friendly atmosphere.
“This is an investment in the community and education in northern Arizona and southern Utah,” said Dr. Michael Kearns, MCC president.
The new Building 500 includes a cutting-edge nursing classroom and laboratory, business incubator, and multipurpose community room.
“The business incubator is a place new businesses can use if they need temporary office space,” said Dr. Kearns. “We’re very pleased to be able to help support businesses and other agencies as we all work together to improve the regional workforce and economic development.”
Everyone who came to see the new building seemed impressed with the quality, and what it means for the region.
“This is great,” Hildale Mayor Donia Jessie said about the new MCC building. “We are so grateful to have MCC here, and for everything the college does for our community.”
The new classroom for nursing students includes innovative technology for more effective and increased realism to help prepare them for what they will face after they graduate and begin their careers.
The multipurpose room will be available for use by the community, which is a need the college is prepared to answer.
“We are so pleased to be able to bring this building to our community,” said Carolyn Hamblin, dean of the MCC North Mohave campus. “I’m already getting calls from people asking about the multipurpose room because they would like to use it for events.”
The new building will also allow MCC to expand the EMS program, which will help provide more quality paramedics and first responders to the growing communities along the northern Arizona and southern Utah border.
Lake Powell Construction was awarded the contract to build the 7,000+ square foot, $2 million facility.
MCC’s North Mohave campus is located in northwestern Arizona, along the Arizona-Utah border in what is known as the “Arizona Strip.” Colorado City is a gateway to the stretch of unspoiled land separated by the Colorado River’s Grand Canyon and Utah.
For more information about the MCC North Mohave Campus, including campus tour requests and directions head over to the NMC webpage.
You may also call 1-866-664-2832 or 1-866-MOHAVECC and ask to speak with a campus adviser to get information about how MCC can help students in northern Arizona and southern Utah.