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New SCC McCreary Center building nearing completion

The new building at the McCreary Center of Somerset Community College is expected to be ready beginning with the 2010 Spring Semester, according to Larry Abbott, the chief Operations and Maintenance officer at SCC.

Technically, the contractor has until sometime in late February to complete the structure, however, we are currently anticipating a completion date of mid December with usage hopefully beginning with the Spring Semester, Abbott Said.

The building will add classrooms, a computer lab, offices, and a conference room to the facilities available at the McCreary Center.

It will also include a Criminal Justice laboratory, studios for Art, Painting, and Drawing, and an area for ceramics and pottery. The ceramics and pottery area will include pottery wheels and a kiln for firing the items created by the students.

In addition the campus will be updated with new water lines, an improved entrance road, additional parking, outside lights and entrance signage.

The McCreary Center of SCC is located at 250 College St. in Whitley City, just south of the city off U.S. Hwy. 27 on the west side of the highway.

Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of high education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell Counties. The website is Call for admission and registration information toll free at 1-877-629-9722.

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The exterior of the new McCreary Center building is shown here under construction. The facility is expected to be completed in time for the 2010 Spring Semester in January, 2010, according to Larry Abbott, the chief Maintenance and Operations officer at Somerset Community College.

The new full-service kitchen which will be part of the new Culinary Arts Program located at the McCreary Center of Somerset Community College is shown here. Notice the ventilation system at the end of the room. The new building is expected to open in January, 2010, in time for the beginning of the Spring Semester.