Groundbreaking Held For New Building at ESCC
Eastern Shore Community College celebrated the ground breaking for a brand new academic and administration building, Friday morning, October 13th. A large crowd gathered in the Great Hall of the Workforce Development Services Building due to light rain that persisted. Local and statewide attendees were on hand to help launch the beginning of activity on the building site in Melfa, including members of the architectural firm RRMM in Chesapeake, the Virginia Community College System, past and present ESCC administration, faculty, and staff, the ESCC Foundation and College Boards, and members of local government.
Addressing the crowd gathered was ESCC President, Dr. Linda Thomas-Glover, VCCS Chancellor Glenn Dubois, Roberta Newman of the ESCC Foundation Board, Jeff Holland, Chair of the ESCC Board, State Senator Lynwood Lewis, and Delegate Robert S. Bloxom Jr.
The 49,206 square foot, two-story building will replace the existing academic building, which was completed in the early 1970’s. The new building will be positioned adjacent to the existing Workforce Development Services building that was completed in 2008.
Completion of the new building and demolition of the existing main building is anticipated in early 2019.