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MCC cuts ribbon on new academic building

For The Madera Tribune

Madera Community College dignitaries officially cut the ribbon for an Academic Village building on Thursday.


A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Academic Village 2 building was held at Madera Community College.

Last Thursday’s event featured guest speakers that included MCC President Dr. Angel Reyna, State Center Community College District Chancellor, Dr. Carole Goldsmith, City of Madera Mayor, Santos Garcia, and Madera County Supervisor District 1, Brett Frazier.

Newly sworn-in Assemblywoman Esmeralda Soria was also in attendance.

Representatives from the following offices were present and had Certificates of Recognition for the event: Ruben Zarate from Senator Anna Caballero’s office, Tara Adams from Congressman Jim Costa’s office and Dan Moreno from Assemblyman Jim Patterson’s office

The new Academic Village building is 38,000 square feet and will house general education classrooms, distance learning classrooms, a student success center, an expanded library, labs for nursing, computers and criminology. There is also an expanded parking lot on the west side of the campus.

Measure C is a $485 million facilities bond that was overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2016.

The contractor was BMY Construction Group and the architect was Darden Architects, Inc.

The architectural design of AV2 received an Award of Merit from the Community College Facility Coalition’s Professional Design Awards. The awards are presented annually in conjunction with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.


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