CTC grand opening set for Nov. 1

Brent Bader, IV Leader Editor

After a long wait for students of IVCC, the new Community Technology Center will finally be opening its doors at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

The grand opening will begin with the official ribbon cutting by IVCC President Jerry Corcoran and Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn.

“The grand opening of this beautiful new building is the perfect way to kick off the celebration of our 90th birthday in 2014,” said Corcoran, “Nov. 1 is a momentous day for IVCC and for the entire district. The Peter Miller Community Technology Center will be the centerpiece of our technical programs and student services for decades.”

State Rep. Frank Mautino and former State Sen. Gary Dahl are expected to speak at the ceremony as well.

Refreshments will be served in the conference center, which is located adjacent to the Cultural Centre.   Following the ribbon cutting, tours will be given by college personnel and student ambassadors from 1:30 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon which will coincide with a Homecoming event in the gymnasium which includes men’s and women’s basketball games.

The new CTC building has been a long and extensive project in the works for IVCC for quite some time and is the first new addition to the main campus since the opening of the Cultural Centre auditorium in 1980/