TCC celebrates grand re-opening

Tacoma Community College yesterday celebrated the results of investments in new buildings, programs, technology, and its environment with a Grand Reopening celebration at the Tacoma campus.

Visitors saw signs of the college’s makeover, including a wide range of new buildings and campus setting improvements. The college has also improved processes, expanded customer service and will open new parking.

The centerpiece of the celebration was the dedication of the new 77,200 square foot Science and Engineering Building. The college also opened a new one-stop student intake center this year and a 54,300 square foot technology building in 2005, completed renovation of its athletic and fitness facilities in this year, added an attractive pedestrian walkway system earlier this year. A new Japanese Garden was also highlighted during the Grand Reopening.

By the numbers, the college has purchased nearly 1,000 new computers since its technology center opened. In the last five years, almost $75 million dollars of construction, remodeling and improvements have been started or completed on the Tacoma campus.

The Grand Reopening event offered tours and free activities throughout the campus.