A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Academic Village 2 building was held today at Madera Community College.
The 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 Assemblymember Esmeralda Soria (AD27) was also in attendance.
Representatives from the following offices were present and had Certificates of Recognition for the event:
The AV2 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 is BMY Construction Group and the architect is 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.
Tours of the building were given at the conclusion of the program.