January 4, 2016, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community
College (HCCC) will host the official topping-out ceremony of its new STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Building at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday,
January 6, 2016. The event will take place in the Student Lounge at the College’s
2 Enos Place building in Jersey City – near the site of the STEM Building which
is now under construction at 257-263 Academy Street in Jersey City, NJ.
Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise will join HCCC
Board of Trustees Chairman William J. Netchert, Esq., other Board members, and the
College’s President, Glen Gabert, Ph.D. Members of the College’s administration,
faculty and staff will also be in attendance for the event.
The six-story, 70,070 square-foot,
state-of-the-art building, which is scheduled to open in 2017,will be home to the
College’s STEM programs. When completed, the building will have floors
dedicated to General Science, Electronics Engineering
Technology/Physics/Engineering, Biology/Microbiology, and Chemistry. The steel
frame structure with concrete floors on metal decking has been designed with science
and computer labs, classrooms and student break-out rooms on each of the top
five floors, as well as offices, student lounges, lecture halls, a coffee shop
and exhibit space.
Building is part of the College’s continuing capital expansion plan, which included the six-story,
112,000 square-foot Library Building that opened in September 2014. Last month,
the College celebrated the official opening of the Abegail Douglas-Johnson
Academic Support Services program in the lower level of the Library Building.
capital expansion plan also included the $3 million renovation of the Joseph
Cundari Center, which reopened in September 2015. The Cundari Center now houses
the Hudson County Community College-CarePoint Health Nursing and Radiography Programs.
According to U.S. Department of Labor Statistics,
STEM-related employment is projected to increase to more than 9 million jobs by
2022. “Hudson County Community College is dedicated to providing our students –
and the members of our community – with the education that will enable them to
successfully participate in tomorrow’s STEM careers,” Dr. Gabert said. The College’s
robust STEM curriculum is just one segment of the more than 50 degree and 15
certificate programs offered at HCCC.
“This new STEM Building – and
all of those included in our capital expansion plan – are made possible thanks
to the support and cooperation of our elected officials, the College’s team of
Trustees, the HCCC Foundation, everyone at the College and our neighbors in the
community,” Mr. Netchert stated. “We are grateful to all of our partners,
especially County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and the Board of Chosen
The College has arranged for FREE reserved
parking for members of the media in the Welcome Parking Lot at 88 Sip Avenue.
Please present your parking receipt to a member of the Communications
Department who will validate the receipt for you.
Kindly confirm your attendance by phoning the
HCCC Communications Department at
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