OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill updated elected officials on the College’s numerous capital projects Tuesday, October 20. New York State and Onondaga County lawmakers along with members of the College’s Board of Trustees attended the hour-long meeting which was held in the brand new Whitney Commons. The collaborative learning space is located on the second floor of the Whitney Applied Technology Center and is the new home for classes in the Business major.
Dr. Crabill thanked lawmakers for their generous support and presented a series of photos showing capital projects across the campus including:
West Quad – it was demolished and rebuilt during the summer of 2015.
- Learning Center inside the Gordon Student Center.
- Living Wall in Ferrante Hall.
- Refurbished Nursing labs in Ferrante Hall.
- Renovation plans for Coulter Library. The work is scheduled to be done during the 2017 calendar year.
- Overview of Whitney Commons.
At the conclusion of the meeting lawmakers were encouraged to take campus tours and see the improvements first-hand.
Event attendees included:
- New York State elected representatives – Senator John DeFrancisco, Senator Dave Valesky, Assemblyman Gary Finch, Assemblyman Albert Stirpe, Christine Slocum representing Assemblyman William Magnarelli.
- Onondaga County elected representatives – Comptroller Hon. Bob Antonacci; Legislators Hon. Linda Ervin, Hon. Pat Kilmartin, Hon. Chairman Ryan McMahon, Hon. Kathy Rapp, Hon. Derek Shepard, Hon. Judy Tassone.
- Onondaga Community College Board of Trustees members – Chairman Allen Naples, Ed Heinrich, Gary Livent, Donald Mawhinney, Jr.