A ground-breaking ceremony for Southwestern Community College’s new $7.9 million academic/ administrative/ bookstore building on the Jackson Campus will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 6.
Due to the mud and access issues at the property site, folks are asked to gather in the Balsam Center Lobby for the ceremony.
The 38,210-square-foot building will be named for SCC’s long-time Chairman of the Board Conrad Burrell. An SCC trustee since 1996, Burrell is currently serving his 11th term as chairman of the board.
Burrell, whose close ties to SCC began years ago when he took carpentry and electrical classes, called it “an honor” to have this new building named for him. He remembers the night he learned of that honor.