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Cayuga CC will kickoff construction at new Fulton Campus expansion Dec. 14 at the River Glen Plaza

DATE: 12-06-2011

On Wednesday, December 14, Cayuga Community College will host Building for Growth: Fulton Campus Transformation, an event to officially kickoff construction at the new campus at River Glen Plaza.

The event begins at 12 p.m. noon in the LPCiminelli on-site office (former Quiznos storefront), River Glen Plaza (Routes 481 and 57), Fulton, N.Y. Comments will be delivered by government officials, College administration and faculty, and others. Among the speakers are:

Dr. Daniel P. Larson, president of Cayuga Community CollegeMs. Maggie Killoran, associate vice president and dean of the Fulton Campus Hon. Barry Leeman, chairman of the Oswego County LegislatureMr. Michael Fochtman, student and president of the Fulton Campus Student Government Organization

The speakers will open the event, celebrating the beginning of construction of the 82,150 square-foot, new Fulton Campus facility in the former P&C Foods building. The College plans for the project to be complete and ready for the start of classes for fall 2012.

"It's been a long time coming, and we're excited to see this project now getting off the ground," said Dr. Daniel P. Larson, College president. "We invite the community to join us in celebrating this project that is transforming a vacant building into a vibrant setting for learning. It will help jumpstart the local economy by streaming millions of dollars through the community in the form of salaries, equipment, supplies and materials, and related spending."

Participants will have the opportunity to sign a structural steel beam that will be placed within the building. They will be invited to tour the construction site and view architectural drawings that will help them imagine the transformation unfolding over the course of the next eight months.

Earlier this fall, the College hired LPCiminelli of Buffalo as the project manager, and demolition and foundation work at the site is already underway. The College Board of Trustees is expected to approve the third and final round of construction bids during a special meeting at 5 p.m. on December 7, 2011, in the President's Board Room.

Oswego-based company PAC Associates won two of the first three contracts for $214,500 worth of demolition and $353,000 worth of foundation work.

A light lunch will be served. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated by Friday, December 9, to president@cayuga-cc.edu.