With our state financially strapped and every department forced to give back money -- building projects has been put on hold. But there's one community college dedicating a new student center that has been 40 years in the making.
The Craig Goess Student Center on the campus of Pitt Community College has been open since January -- but Monday local and state dignitaries were on hand for dedication ceremonies.
It cost more than $6 million and is designed to be a one-stop-shop location to students for enrollment, the cashier's office and cultural enrichment.
The building is named for the person who donated a half a million dollars to help get this center off the ground, Greenville Toyota owner Craig Goess.
Bond referendum money funded the majority of the project as well as the donation of funds and landscaping.