The Jack and Dorothy Harris Health Education and Science Center on the campus of North Central Michigan College. (File photo)
A community open house will be held on Friday, April 12 from 3-6 p.m. for the public to tour the new Jack and Dorothy Harris Health Education and Science Center. North Central instructors will be available to answer questions, and light refreshments will be provided.
The newly constructed Jack and Dorothy Harris Health Education and Science Center opened its' doors in September of 2012 for students and faculty. It now provides 23,000 square feet for biology, chemistry, Earth Science and physics labs and additional office space for staff and faculty. The old science laboratories have been renovated to provide over 17,000 square feet of space for nursing and allied health programs.
The project, which cost 10.4 million, was partly paid for by funds raised, with state dollars and bonds, and without placing any burden on Emmet County taxpayers. Harris contributed a substantial portion of the funds to build the new facility.
"It's a beautiful building and will provide a lot of opportunities for students, faculty and staff and the college as a whole," said North Central Michigan President Cameron Brunet-Koch. "We're very thankful to Jack Harris everyone who has contributed to the development of this building."
For more information about the open house or North Central Michigan College, call 231-348-6840.